12/04/1988 First genetically modified animal is patented
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Biologists Philip Leder and Timothy Stewart created a mouse highly susceptible to cancer, which makes the mouse suitable for research. Susceptibility is caused by specific variant of a gene called HRAST. The mouse itself is called the OncoMouse. The rights to the invention were owned by DuPont.
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