Monday, February 14, 2005

US denies patent for part-human hybrid

"But in an age in which science is increasingly melding human and animal components for research -- already the government has allowed many patents on 'humanized' animals, including a mouse with a human immune system -- the decision leaves a crucial question unanswered: At what point is something too human to patent?"

Have you read H.G. Wells' "The Island of Dr. Moreau"? You should; it's right up there with "The War of the Worlds."