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Call for protest against IVF cell division patent

发布时间:2018-01-16 05:01:22来源:未知点击:

CAN you patent an aspect of human biology? That is the question some researchers are asking in a row over an IVF patent awarded to Stanford University. The US patent was granted to Stanford University and Auxogyn, a fertility clinic in Menlo Park, California, and covers the timing of certain stages of early cell division in the embryo that predict future viability. Auxogyn is confident of being awarded a European patent, too. Jacques Cohen of the ART Institute in Washington DC, which offers IVF to US military personnel,