March 28, 2013
Humans no longer “own” their own genes.
The more than 40,000 patents on DNA molecules have allowed companies to essentially claim the entire human genome for profit, report two researchers. Their study, published March 25 in the journal Genome Medicine, raises an alarm about the loss of individual “genomic liberty.”
The research team examined two types of patented DNA sequences: long and short fragments. They discovered… read more