Patient Group Blasts Provision to Ban Embryo Patents

Law360, New York (November 19, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- A group of universities, foundations and patients blasted a provision in the omnibus appropriation bill to ban patents covering human embryos.

"This provision is just a hasty, back-door attempt to stifle therapeutic cloning research. The Senate had absolutely no discussion of this provision, there was no debate on the floor, neither the Senate nor the House had any hearings on this very complex subject. Indeed we fear many Members were denied the opportunity to fully grasp the impact of this provision," Michael Manganiello, the President of...
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