Saturday, December 3, 2011

Gene Patenting Causes People to Be Company-Owned Intellectual Property

Activist Post

While science and technology continue to exceed new levels never before reached by humankind, the chance of the human race becoming more of a scientific research project increases along with it.

Over the past 30 years, over 40,000 patents were created and accepted on genes alone.

As these genes are acquired and patented, it is only a matter of time before large corporations will own patents on a large number of human genes and tissues.Link

Companies have been patenting genes for over 100 years.

As the patents continue to be created, so does the potential for a large amount of the human genetic coding to be owned by major corporations.

Interestingly enough, these companies simply copy and alter human genes and subsequently claim ownership...[Full Article]

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