We went to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office to get the lowdown on the CRISPR gene-editing patent dispute. Read C&EN’s coverage here: http://cen.acs.org/articles/94/web/20...
CRISPR/Cas9 is making gene-editing cheaper and easier than ever before, but the creators are embroiled in a fierce dispute over who holds the patents to CRISPR technology. In this episode, after hearing attorneys duke it out, Ryan Cross explains how the kerfuffle developed, and what the possible outcomes of the impending decision mean.
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It’s all about location. Location. Location. The average cost is based on a 5,000 kWh system, which would offset about half the energy use of a typical U.S. home.