Harvard Mouse

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A genetically engineered mouse developed at Harvard, which carries several mouse oncogenes and promoter regions, making it highly susceptible to tumour formation, ergo a useful model for studying cancer
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Meanwhile, in the United States the Harvard Oncomouse patent
A lack of access to corporate controlled IP occurs as some companies refuse to license technologies for use, or limit access as in the case of the Dupont oncomouse.
The first bioengineered animal, patented in 1988 and called the "Harvard oncomouse," was programmed with a gene predisposing it to cancer.
Cohen, Working Through the Patent Problem, 299 SCIENCE 1021 (2003); Fiona Murray, The Oncomouse that Roared: Hybrid Exchange Strategies as a Source of Productive Tension at the Boundary of Overlapping Institutions, 2009 AM.
25, to support the conclusion that patent rights should be extended to a genetically modified oncomouse by Binnie J.
See Animal Patents: Last-Ditch Appeal on Harvard Oncomouse Before EPO Opinion, Eur.
6] This was followed four years later with a similar effort opposing the patenting of genetically engineered animals, such as the so-called Harvard oncomouse.
Five members of the Supreme Court of Canada ruled the oncomouse did not constitute an invention under the Canadian Patent Act and could not be patented, with the remaining four members reaching the opposite conclusion.
The two works reviewed here represent two ends of the spectrum of possible approaches, in that one, The Code of Codes, focuses on a narrow but well-defined topic in biotechnology, while the other, Wonderwoman and Superman, takes the opposite approach in at least mentioning topics ranging from patenting the oncomouse through organ transplants to wrongful life suits.
In Canada, the oncomouse was trapped in the maze of our court system.
I do not see it as relevant that the myriad of other characteristics which are influenced by the genetic makeup of the oncomouse are not under the control of the inventors .
Oncomouse, BST cows, Beltsville pigs, and transgenic fish, among other bioengineered "exotics," have recently appeared on the horizon of practical ethics, with more to come.