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Unformatted text preview: Genetically Modified Organisms. 11:50 Legal and economic structures that shape the way we use these technologies. The constraint and opportunities. 28:44 Patenting of life forms Immensely controversial topic. Many things have been commercialized or patented, cell lines— preparations, biological preparations of cells that are cultivated so they are kept alive after generation, then distributed to different laboratories to be worked on. 1994 a cell line has been made of out of his cells and sued the doctor to get some share for the profit and he lost. Cell line, genetic sequences. A company in Salt Lake City, Utah, patented the two genetic sequence that determine the probability of breast cancer. Meaning they had to be paid each time a genetic sequence test was done. Immensely controversial. 31:14 Ananda Mohan Chakrabarty, a biochemist working for general electric. In 1978 he applied for a patent for a genetically modified bacteria that ate oil. It could be used to clean up oil spills. First patent for a genetically modified bacteria that ate oil....
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This note was uploaded on 06/30/2010 for the course CAT CAT 3 taught by Professor Knight during the Spring '09 term at UCSD.
- Spring '09