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Father of life patents downplays historic role

Madison, Wis. - Ananda Chakrabarty is modest about the role he played in sparking the American biotechnology industry, but others are willing to do the boasting for him.

Chakrabarty, the first person to successfully patent life forms, visited Wisconsin this wee......

Full article >>> ganelles) - function. They therefore appear not to be content with slowing the growth of cancer cells, but interfering with all of cancer's multiple pathways.

Ironically, Chakrabarty's research team was studying Cystic Fibrosis when it discovered that bacteria appear to have value as anti-cancer agents. CDG subsequently developed the concept to the po......

Full article >>> Office and then the United States Supreme Court. After nine years of back and forth in which the moral ethics of patenting life forms was questioned, Chakrabarty emerged victorious in the landmark decision Diamond vs. Chakrabarty.

While Chakrabarty tends to dismiss the notion that he opened the ......

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