Court ruling may open up breast cancer gene tests
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer A ruling by the Supreme Court that human genes can't be patented is expected to increase access and drop the cost for tests for gene mutations that... By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer A ruling by the Supreme Court that human genes can't be patented is expected to increase access and drop ... (more)
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#1 Jun 13, 2013
There is a difference between patenting a gene and patenting a TEST for a gene.
Unlike Monsanto that DOES PATENT GENES which should also be included in the BAN on gene patents.(Humans SHARE many, many, many genes with other species).
"You don't look much like a fly or a worm. But believe it or not, you SHARE GENES with both of themand with every other living organism."
#2 Jun 13, 2013
Nobody wants to get into your genes, dear.
#4 Jun 13, 2013
Lets not try to frame this as yet another boring partisan conservative-vs.-progressive political issue. Its not about that at all. Its about an important Supreme Court decision that essentially recognizes the distinction between discovering something and inventing something.
Basically, you can get a patent for something you invent, but not for something you discover.
Elanor deserves credit for posting on topic and does not deserve to be insulted for some presumed political position.
#5 Jun 14, 2013
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