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Bitter Fight Over Crispr Patent Heats Up


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Jennifer Doudna, University of California, Berkeley

Biologist Jennifer Doudna of the University of California, Berkeley, helped to develop the CRISPR gene-editing system.

Credit: Steve Jennings/Getty/Breakthrough Prize

A versatile technique for editing genomes has been called the biggest biotechnology advancesince the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is set to determine who will reap the rewards.

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