Patenting genes: Justices tackle big health issue in case with Utah ties

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  • Owl Salt Lake City, UT
    April 16, 2013 8:44 a.m.

    Christopher Hansen is tragically naive about the effect of this decision on investment dollars. That seems to characterize the ACLU and others who brought the suit. In an complex field such as genetics research and its funding, there is little room for arm chair, know-nothing philosophers. Safe guards against patent abuses should be updated to protect the public while promoting genetics researcher.

  • OlderGreg USA, CA
    April 15, 2013 6:19 p.m.

    Yet another slippery slope showing itself. Have we learned nothing from the Monsanto fiasco? Patent the isolation process (if, in fact it was unique) Patent the resulting products/ lab tests. But do not allow a gene to be patented.

    (visions of copyright/patent raids on my bod and children to see if we have "violated" --- ) The precedence has already been set --- very scary.