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Psychedelics patent claim raises questions from researchers who say they did it first

Their research was not cited in the patent application. Yet, if this patent application was granted… it could block others…

The application, published on May 20 2020, was originally filed on November 15, 2019. (Patent applications are kept secret for 18 months)… the application has claims on organisms genetically modified to produce psilocybin by giving them the genes for enzymes that make the compound naturally in mushrooms… but the four enzymes in the patent application were discovered in 2017… published [in] a scientific paper on those enzymes with… colleagues… & wrote in the paper how their findings could be used to produce psilocybin by “using engineered microbial hosts.”

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Psychedelics patent claim raises questions from researchers who say they did it first
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