You and I may be close to losing ownership of our own genes. As with Monsanto’s mad patent ride into farmer’s fields, genetics companies are scrambling to isolate and claim ownership of human genes. Andrew Cohen, awarding winning legal analyst, offers his opinion on the most recent federal appeals court ruling:
Friday’s much-anticipated gene-patenting ruling from a federal appeals court reads like a variation on the timeless joke about the legal profession: What do you get when you have three judges writing about the same case? You get four opinions (and a great deal of navel-gazing about the nature of life’s building blocks).
read the entire article via Like A Leaf From A Tree: The Gene Patent Ruling – Andrew Cohen – National – The Atlantic.