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Human genome: US Supreme Court to hear patents case.

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posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 12:51 PM
The US Supreme Court is set to hear arguments questioning whether the human genome can be claimed as intellectual property.

So they will decide If companies can hold patents on the Genome..which is us isn't it?

I understand the researchers have to make money to be able to continue research but something just feels wrong to me that a company can own parts of the genome.

Iam not the brightest spark so If any of you understand more please do tell and please share you're thoughts.

posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 12:55 PM
reply to post by boymonkey74

I'm assuming they can't claim intellectual property on the genome itself, but rather the DNA sequences. I'm figuring it's sort of like when someone writes a book picking apart, say, the Bible. That itself is intellectual property, the Bible is not however.

But I may be wrong on that point.

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