University Duisburg-Essen Institute of Anatomy, Essen
Hans-Werner Denker
University Duisburg-Essen


Prof. Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat.
Hans-Werner Denker
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December 2012
Stem Cell Patents: Ruling of the German Bundesgerichtshof (BGH) - a Missed Chance
On 27 November 2012, the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof, BGH) in Karlsruhe has finally ruled in the stem cell patenting case Greenpeace vs. Brüstle (background information)... [more]

November 2011
Stem Cell Patents
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg ruled on October 18, 2011, that stem cells cannot be patented if their derivation involves/d sacrificing human embryos (as typical for the derivation of embryonic stem cells, ES cells)... [more]

April/May 2011
Legislative initiatives concerning PID/PGD: Debates of the German Bundestag
The German parliament (Bundestag) is presently discussing legislative initiatives for regulations of preimplantation diagnosis (PID/PGD)... [more]

October 2010
Nobel Price for Bob Edwards and the Introduction of In-Vitro-Fertilisation (IVF) into reproductive medicine
The introduction of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) technology into reproductive medicine, an achievement for which Bob Edwards has now received the Nobel price, has far-reaching implications which the "fathers" of Louise Brown could not see yet in 1978... [more]

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