The Johns Hopkins Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program & the University of Zambia invite you to join a research ethics webinar. Dr. Paulina Tindana will present on challenges in seeking informed consent for genomics research & biobanking, contrasting available models and making a case for broad consent for international genetics/genomics research when accompanied by effective community engagement strategies

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The European Patent Office announced its “intention to grant a patent” to the University of California for its broad-based claims about the genome-editing tool popularly known as CRISPR. UC, on behalf of several parties, has been in a pitched battle with the Broad Institute of Cambridge, Massachusetts, over CRISPR patents, and the new decision marks a sharp departure from the position of the USPTO

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