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One-Fifth of Human Genes Have Been Patented

posted 2/22/2011 10:55:45 AM |
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Does this mean that one day, we'll all get a letter from the researcher's attorneys, demanding royalties from the use of our own genes throughout our lives??

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NightOfOld

Feb 22 @ 11:27AM  



theSkwirl

Feb 22 @ 11:46AM  
Som, you sexy thing.. don't give them any more ideas than they already have.

BTW..how the fuck can a human patent a human gene? We didn't create them.. we just figured out they were there.
NightOfOld

Feb 22 @ 11:55AM  


Okay. Lets patent the rest and make some money on them.
theSkwirl

Feb 22 @ 12:03PM  
KK I've got dibs on the Vert Gene!
somnium

Feb 22 @ 12:52PM  
don't give them any more ideas than they already have.

Well- that is a concern but, I bet they have already come up with ways to market their patents!

Far as your question goes- that's a good one!!




flavorbuster

Feb 22 @ 2:02PM  
BTW..how the fuck can a human patent a human gene? We didn't create them.. we just figured out they were there.
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Wordsofwit

Feb 22 @ 2:05PM  
Is that anything like astronomers naming stars after themselves or doctors honoring themselves for discovering a disease?
sugarnspice005

Feb 22 @ 2:25PM  
I'd ask "what will they think of next", but, I'd be afraid to know that answer.
KitKat25

Feb 22 @ 8:23PM  
Gene patents give their owners property rights over gene sequences
None of my genes play nice enough to stay in sequence (a straight line) anyway...so I think I'm safe.
StraddleMyNose

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Feb 22 @ 8:39PM  
demanding royalties from the use of our own genes throughout our lives??
I would demand royalties!

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One-Fifth of Human Genes Have Been Patented