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Good news for stem cell patents in German Brüstle ruling

Emma Barraclough, London


One year after the Court of Justice of the EU limited the stem cell research that can be protected by patents in Brüstle, the German Federal Court has ruled in the original case

In October 2011, Europe's highest court decided that a process that involves removal of a stem cell from a human embryo at the blastocyst stage, entailing the destruction of that embryo, cannot be patented.

It was ruling in a case...


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