Thursday, November 17, 2016

Cattle researchers fight 'extraordinary' patent of bovine genome; ABC, 11/17/16

Sarina Locke, ABC; Cattle researchers fight 'extraordinary' patent of bovine genome:
"In a move which has shocked cattle researchers and breeders, two American companies are trying to patent the bovine genome in Australia.
Meat and Livestock Australia has lodged action in the Federal Court against the Australian Patent office for granting the patent to Cargill and Branhaven.
Researchers fear it could spread to other livestock research.
Livestock Professor Rob Banks, said he was appalled that a private company could be granted rights over genes that had been publicly available since the 1980s."

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