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  • Paper: Use patent law to curb unethical human-genome editing

    Photo of Jacob S. Sherkow, a professor of law at Illinois who studies the ethical and policy implications of advanced biotechnologies

    Patent law could create an “ethical thicket” that discourages access to the medically and ethically dubious practice of heritable human-genome editing, said Jacob S. Sherkow, a professor of law at Illinois and bioethics expert.

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Jacob S. Sherkow, call 217-300-3936; email jsherkow@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Governing human germline editing through patent law” is available online.

    DOI: 10.1001/jama.2021.13824