All too human

 作者:申活     |      日期:2019-03-07 07:13:08
Greenpeace activists besieged the European Patent Office in Munich last week after discovering the EPO had apparently granted a patent on a technique for cloning people. Awarded to Austin Smith of the University of Edinburgh, the patent describes methods of growing stem cells from animals and humans. The EPO later apologised for failing to spot wording which extends the patent to human cloning. It should have read: “A method of preparing a non-human transgenic animal”,