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By JjFriURRbVqwQUCfM
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7 years ago

Great questions, Janine. It’s all about the money. The Patent oficfe started granting patents on DNA in the 1980s since they believed “isolated DNA” was an invention (and of course the Biotech industry pushed hard for this). The crux of our argument is that DNA and genes, whether isolated from the body or not, are facts of nature and are not patentable. Patents are for inventions and no one invented our collective human genome or its mutations. Let Myriad, for example, patent its test but don’t lock the genome up so no one else can come up with a more effective or potentially more affordable test.


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