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A doctor has applied for a patent on new technology involving use of advanced computers to create a new type of organism.

A doctor has applied for a patent on new technology involving use of advanced computers to create a new type of organism. One of the goals of his research is to genetically improve these organisms for use in human organ growth and transplant. The doctor says that if he is not granted a patent, he intends to continue his work either in the United States or overseas. My question is should this activity be a violation of the law, a deviant act or none of the above? Why do you think that? Should developers of new technology be required to have their innovations screened before they are developed?

This question was asked on May 16, 2010.

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