Supreme Court to Consider Whether Patents on Genes Are Valid; Verdict post 30
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04-17-2013, 01:27 PM
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How the hell are you going to patent a natural biological thing that occurs in humans and other species all over the world?
The patents we are talking about here are, fundamentally, about ownership of genetic material. We have had the concept of ownership of genetic material in our various societies for hundreds, if not thousands of years, in numerous forms.
Technology is now allowing us to somewhat democratize access this material - to me this is a Good Thing.