patentability of genetically modified organisms

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The ability to obtain the exclusive legal rights to create genetically modified organisms. The United States Supreme Court has ruled that a microorganism which was genetically engineered to consume oil slicks can be patented. See Chronology, 1980, Chakrabarty.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

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