This robot was constructed in 1987 by Dr.
Founding Fragments: OncoMouse
Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials, Interactives & Media
Duration: 5 minutes
Date Posted: 5/15/2014
The history of patenting higher-level organisms began in the mid-1980s with a little guy called OncoMouse. In this episode, host Tory Altman joins Mallory Warner of the Museum's Division of Medicine and Science to talk about the first animal patented in the United States, and some of the ethical concerns surrounding animal research.