posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 08:00 PM
Its a little funny and highly controversial to patent a life force, such as a gene or a hormone, but its happening. (More corporate greed)
As to the cost......my daughter works with these kinds of mice. When she writes a grant for a project, the cost of the mice alone can reach hundreds
of thousands of dollars. They run about 5-10 grand each, only to be "humanely" killed later. The surgeons who work with these mice, taking
biopsies and such are so highly skilled, and have such fierce focus and balance while performing these surgeries, its amazing.