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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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Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#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 them—and with every other living organism."

http://genetics.thetech.org/online-exhibits/g...
Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#2 Jun 13, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
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 them—and with every other living organism."
http://genetics.thetech.org/online-exhibits/g...
Nobody wants to get into your genes, dear.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#4 Jun 13, 2013
Let’s not try to frame this as yet another boring partisan conservative-vs.-progressive political issue. It’s not about that at all. It’s 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.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#5 Jun 14, 2013
Ignore trolls.

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