oncomouse

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oncomouse

(ˈɒŋkəʊˌmaʊs)
n, pl -mice
(Medicine) US a mouse bred for cancer treatment research
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oncomouse

n (Med) Maus mit eingepflanztem Krebsgen, → Onkomaus f, → Krebsmaus f; oncomouse patentKrebsmauspatent nt
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Two decades ago, Harvard researchers patented a mouse which carries a human cancer gene, known as the "onco-mouse."
One justice might argue, for example, that chimeric mice possessing human brain cells are still mice, much as the Patent Office decided that the Onco-Mouse [R], with its array of human genes, was a mouse-period.
The dissenting judges stated that the Patent Act does not distinguish between lower and higher life forms and ruled that the onco-mouse constitutes an invention that may be patented.
The Harvard Onco-mouse was generated by a method commonly used for generating transgenic animals.(82) In accordance with the method, a piece of vector plasmid DNA was injected into either a fertilized mouse oocyte or one of the cells of an early embryonic stage, preferably prior to the eight-cell blastula stage.(83) The injected DNA contained an activated oncogene which inserted itself into the mouse's DNA by homologous recombination.(84) The Division concluded that this was not an "essentially biological process" within the meaning of Article 53(b) and the Board agreed.(85) Thus, a claim to a process of introducing an activated oncogene sequence into the cells of an animal(86) is not barred by Article 53(b).(87)