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Activists protest chimp patents

German animal rights activists are challenging three patents on genetically modifying chimpanzees that were granted by the European Patent Office (EPO), ScienceInsider reports.

The activists have filed a challenge to one patent granted to US-based Intrexon for a system that can switch genes on and off in chimpanzees and other animals, according to the article. Challenges to two others are reportedly planned.

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