Who owns your genes?


English: The human genome, categorized by func...

English: The human genome, categorized by function of each gene product, given both as number of genes and as percentage of all genes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Human Genome

Human Genome (Photo credit: several_bees)

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human genome (Photo credit: vaXzine)

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English: Genomic structure of Human papillomavirus HPV Español: Estructura genómica del virus del papiloma humano VPH (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This image shows the coding region in a segment of eukaryotic DNA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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English: United States Patent Cover from a real patent issued (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: The human genome, categorized by func...

English: The human genome, categorized by function of each gene product, given both as number of genes and as percentage of all genes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Human genome to genes

Human genome to genes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/39335222/ns/health-cancer/
Who owns your genes?

In many cases, not you
“I understand that companies take out patents on things they create,
but it seemed really weird that they could patent something in my
body—and everyone else’s.”

The United States government first granted patents on genes about
30 years ago to scientists who were able to “blueprint” the structure
of a specific gene. Today, patents are attached to parts of about
20 percent of all human genes, including some that play a role in
colon cancer and certain skin cancers. They last 20 years and are
held by various private companies, foundations and universities,
giving them the sole power to develop, administer and interpret
tests for mutations.

http://www.policymic.com/articles/19964/human-genome-debate-scotus-to-decide-who-owns-your-genes
Human Genome Debate: SCOTUS to Decide Who Owns Your Genes
Over 20% of human genes have already been patented. That means that certain companies own knowledge
of tiny cells inside of every person in America. While this case may not be as high profile as others on the
Supreme Court docket this term (gay marriage, affirmative action), its results will affect every American, and willspread
around the golbe

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/philosopherszone/who-own27s-your-genes3f/4016990
Who owns your genes?

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2 Responses to Who owns your genes?

  1. Believe me they are about to stuff up the whole process.

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