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Patent sought on ’synthetic life’

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Upon discovery of the J. Craig Venter Institute’s (Institute) application for patent protection on a synthetic life form, called “Mycoplasma laboratorium”, the ETC Group promptly announced its intention to challenge the patent and urged the relevant authorities to reject the application as contrary to public morality and safety.  The ETC Group does not contend that the invention ...