(Reuters) - U.S. appeals court judges appear divided over whether to allow a research center affiliated with MIT and Harvard to keep patents potentially worth billions of dollars on a groundbreaking gene editing technology known as CRISPR. Patents on the technology that could revolutionize treatment of genetic diseases and crop engineering are held by the Broad Institute, which was challenged in court by a rival team associated with the University of California at Berkeley and University of Vienna in Austria. Their lawyers argued at a hearing on Monday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington that the Broad Institute’s contributions were obvious and that an administrative court decision allowing Broad’s patents to stand should be reversed. One of the three judges hearing the case said she will likely side with Broad and affirm the administrative court, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The two others judges did not say how they would … [Read more...] about U.S. appellate judges seem divided on gene editing patents decision
Monday, April 30, 2018 by: Ethan Huff Tags: American government, badscience, biological weapons, collusion with criminals, conspiracy, cost of dominance, cost of technology, crimes against humanity, deception, germ warfare, government corruption, Imperial Japanese Army, medical experiments, military, military-industrial complex, Nazi Party, Nazis, Operation Paperclip, Space Race, Third Reich, Unit 731, War crimes, weird science (Natural News) The Japanese government recently released the names of more than 3,000 former members of the infamous germ warfare unit of the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA), which conducted heinous lethal experiments on innocent Chinese and Allied civilians during World War II. And with this”data dump” comes a fresh reminder as to how the American government actually hired these war criminals, as well as members of the Nazi party, to expand its own space program in the aftermath of the global conflict. As laid out in thorough detail by Brett … [Read more...] about The true investigation of how the U.S. military recruited Japanese germ warfare scientists and Nazi space weapons developers
TIJUANA, Mexico — A group of Central Americans who journeyed in a caravan to the U.S. border resolved to turn themselves in and ask for asylum Sunday in a direct challenge to the Trump administration — only to have U.S. immigration officials announce that the San Diego crossing was already at capacity. Nearly 200 migrants, many traveling with children, had decided to apply for protection at the nation's busiest border crossing after many fled violence in their home countries, organizers said. The caravan got attention after President Donald Trump and members of his Cabinet called it a threat to the United States. Shortly before the migrants were expected to arrive, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said San Diego's San Ysidro crossing would not immediately be able to handle more asylum seekers. It can hold about 300 people at a time, and officials had been warning that it might fill up. "At this time, we have reached capacity at the San Ysidro port of … [Read more...] about After weeks-long journey, caravan of migrants reaches U.S. border — only to be told crossing already at capacity
A small street festival outside Miami features booths adorned with Puerto Rican flags. A band plays salsa music as vendors offer specialties from the Caribbean island such as rice with pork and chickpeas. There's also a woman working her way through the crowd with a clipboard, her white T-shirt emblazoned with the words "Your vote, your voice, your future." She's searching for people like Shaimir Berrios, a 28-year-old who recently relocated to South Florida from Puerto Rico but has not yet registered for the upcoming U.S. elections. That makes her a prized commodity in what is expected to be a midterm election season with many close races. Berrios, selling natural soaps from one of the booths, moved to Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and she's eager to vote for the first time in a mainland election to show her anger over what she views as a tepid response by the U.S. federal government to the Sept. 20 storm that devastated the island. "People have to look for change … [Read more...] about Competing U.S. factions seek to sway arrivals from Puerto Rico before vote
TIJUANA, Mexico -- After traveling through Mexico with great fanfare for a month under the Trump administration's watchful eye, nearly 200 Central American migrants intending to seek political asylum in the United States were stopped in their tracks when border inspectors said a crossing facility didn't have enough space to accommodate them. Mr. Trump vowed last week to "stop" the caravan while Cabinet members said they would deliver a swift response. The asylum seekers held firm, setting up a possible showdown. In an anticlimactic twist, about 50 asylum seekers were allowed past a gate controlled by Mexican officials to walk across a long bridge but were stopped at the entrance to the U.S. inspection facility at the other end. They were allowed to wait outside the building, technically on Mexican soil, without word of when U.S. officials would let them claim asylum. Another 50 or so camped on blankets and backpacks in Tijuana, outside the Mexican side of the crossing, prohibited from … [Read more...] about Drama at the border: “Caravan” kept from entering U.S.