By Lisa Yount
Biotechnology And Genetic Engineering joins others within the publisher's 'Library in a publication' reference and merits ongoing point out as an exceptional single-volume easy creation to biotechnology for readers on the highschool point on up. From cloning to DNA mapping and felony ramifications of analysis, this packs in very important historical past, moral and ethical discussions, and many bibliographic references for extra examine.
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These laws allowed breeders who had developed new varieties to block others from reproducing them. S. patent system in 1980, when the Supreme Court ruled by a 5-4 vote that a patent could be issued to Ananda Chakrabarty, a scientist working for General Electric Corporation, for a genetically altered bacterium that digested petroleum and could be used to help clean up oil spills. In his majority opinion, Chief Justice Warren Burger quoted Congressman P. J. 10 Chakrabarty’s patent was the first patent issued for a living organism.
15 Researchers at the University of Sussex in Britain reported in early 2007 that 15,600 applications for patents on human DNA sequences were filed with patent offices in Europe, Japan, and the United States between 1980 and 2003, but they said that only about a third of those requests were granted, mostly in the United States. ” They also claim that gene patents tie up research information, including information obtained with public funds, and block the development of tests or cures for diseases.
Faced with evidence of his falsification, Pitchfork confessed to the crimes, and when his blood was finally tested, its DNA matched that in the semen samples. Pitchfork went to trial in September 1987, was found guilty, and was sentenced to life in prison, thus becoming the first criminal convicted by DNA evidence. DNA testing showed its other side—its ability to clear innocent people—in the same case by demonstrating that 17-year-old Rodney Buckland, who had confessed to one of the murders, could not have committed it because the DNA in his blood did not match that in the semen samples.