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Supreme Court to decide if human genes can be patented

11.04.2013 18:33

The US Supreme Court is about to hear arguments in a case challenging patents on breast and ovarian cancer genes. If the court upholds the company’s right to patent human genes, the course of US medical research could forever be altered.

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Anonymous user 14.05.2013 22:40

I just finished "Next" by Michael Crichton, and thought it was a great sifi, now it's science fact!

Anonymous user 15.04.2013 17:40

This is why Monsanto causes so much trouble. They were allowed to patent a living organism. Stupid.

Anonymous user 15.04.2013 08:57

I always get uneasy when the Govt, Courts and Corporations say "Trust Us" in these things.. :-/

Anonymous user 15.04.2013 05:52

Should be corrected to say "BRCA1 an BRCA2, often [become active] in cancer patients"...

Anonymous user 14.04.2013 22:18

This is idiocracy. Sorry to say, but this is EXACTLY what I expected. Retardation for money.

Anonymous user 14.04.2013 03:38

It is very sad that just because someone finds DNA they can own it through a patent.

Anonymous user 14.04.2013 02:56

The Taking Away of Micro Freedoms

Anonymous user 14.04.2013 02:55

Double Edged Sword. Has Einstein's brilliance of the atom.. done good or harm?

Anonymous user 13.04.2013 22:09

I wonder if we could talk the Primodial Ooze into taking back America's Judges and Businessmen ?

Anonymous user 13.04.2013 18:01

US patent system is broken. Bring down costs for normal people and ban these abuses. Or collapse.

Anonymous user 13.04.2013 17:13

I thought you had already settled this America. YOU CAN NOT OWN HUMAN BEINGS.

Anonymous user 13.04.2013 17:13

Patenting a human body? Do those people even have consciousness?

Anonymous user 13.04.2013 03:47

Step back GOD this is mine

Anonymous user 12.04.2013 15:29

Looks to me like GOD is on trail in America

Anonymous user 12.04.2013 15:21

The World Churches have contracted out GOD to the highest bidder
Spiritual Silence
No Moral Compass

 

duncan c lucas 12.04.2013 14:51

This is the ultimate insult to the human race .Only GOD has that right . If ANY nation in the World "bows down" to this US legislation then it doesnt deserve to exist on this planet.

Anonymous user 12.04.2013 13:34

They will rule in favor of corporate interests and not what's right for humanity

 

Andras Sz 12.04.2013 12:17

and once again only poor people are affected (plus research), anyone can get a DNA test "under the table" or in a country where they dont care about patents, but insurance wont cover that

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