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Research Lab Tries to Patent Virus Causing SARS

The University of Hong Kong research team that first identified the coronavirus that causes SARS applies for a U.S. patent for the virus. The group plans to charge licensing fees to companies that want to manufacture related products but says it will give discounts to academic researchers. NPR's Joanne Silberner reports.

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Joanne Silberner is a health policy correspondent for National Public Radio. She covers medicine, health reform, and changes in the health care marketplace.