Author Topic: Justice: Human Genes Cannot Be Patented  (Read 1543 times)

Offline stromboli

Justice: Human Genes Cannot Be Patented
« on: June 13, 2013, 06:02:34 PM »
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"It is splendid news for patients, for physicians, for scientists and for common sense," Mary-Claire King, the geneticist who in 1990 discovered the abnormality on chromosome 17 that proved to be the breast cancer gene, told USA TODAY. "The marketplace will now be open."

A win overall for future genetic research and open market competition. SCOTUS did something right.
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Offline gussy

Re: Justice: Human Genes Cannot Be Patented
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2013, 07:36:28 PM »
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Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the decision for a unanimous court.

You know that you have done bad if you lose a 9-0 decision with this court.

Re: Justice: Human Genes Cannot Be Patented
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2013, 12:09:56 AM »
It's like when apple tried to patent rectangles. :lol:
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Offline Plu

Re: Justice: Human Genes Cannot Be Patented
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2013, 02:11:29 AM »
That's good to hear.
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Re: Justice: Human Genes Cannot Be Patented
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2013, 07:16:54 AM »
Most excellent news!
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Offline AllPurposeAtheist

Re: Justice: Human Genes Cannot Be Patented
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2013, 09:16:13 AM »
You mean I can't patent the small penis gene? I guess it'll have to remain in my jeans.. :oops:
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Offline stromboli

Re: Justice: Human Genes Cannot Be Patented
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2013, 09:24:51 AM »
This is big news locally because Myriad is a Utah company. They are down playing the overall loss (the stock market has already downgraded their shares) because they still hold about 500 patents based on synthetic R/DNA. So they are not out of the picture by any means.
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Offline Colanth

Re: Justice: Human Genes Cannot Be Patented
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2013, 10:03:56 PM »
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A win overall for future genetic research and open market competition. SCOTUS did something right.
And a loss for the usual human stupidity that we've come to expect.
Afflicting the comfortable for 70 years.
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Offline aitm

Re: Justice: Human Genes Cannot Be Patented
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2013, 10:11:05 PM »
*spits tabakky*

does this mean I can't sell mah jeans on ebay?
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