n Without Prejudice - Synthetic life : where angels fear to tread : intellectual property

Volume 10, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



The recent jaw-dropping announcement that US genomics guru, Dr. J Craig Venter, has both created and applied to patent synthetic life, once again puts the spotlight on the evolution of science and the subsequent inventions in the field of biotechnology; an issue where scientists have, for some time, been pushing the boundaries of ethics and the law.

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