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Old 05-18-2013, 11:04 AM
 
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"The government is therefore legally saying that they literally can rule over our genetic code our bodies themselves."

Read more: Flashback: 20% Of Human Genome Already Patented By Corporations
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:09 AM
 
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The title is a bit misleading but nonetheless it caught my attention; I've heard of this before, some company in Colorado I believe owns a great portion of the genome map and they are frankly refusing to share their patents. Should government intervention occur? No, unless this puts the general populous at risk but at the moment it's not our concern. If the US Govt. funded Science a bit more, then the govt. could own and share these patents with the public, corporations, and etc for a charge.
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:14 AM
 
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Been saying it all over these boards. Until we break this archaic mindset that natural resources/organic matter and knowledge can be "owned" we are doomed.
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:35 AM
 
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I'd patent myself if I thought I could survive all of the infringement suits that would follow.

Maybe I'll just go ahead and patent my sperm anyway.

Nah! I'll prolly just keep it a trade secret for now.

In before it's thrown at me:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1KvgtEnABY
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:33 PM
 
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Been saying it all over these boards. Until we break this archaic mindset that natural resources/organic matter and knowledge can be "owned" we are doomed.
US code defines animals and that definition includes humans. That said, how you can claim an original creation by tinkering is beyond me. Yes there are ethical issues, but the organism and what constitutes it physically precede the "tinkering".
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:40 PM
 
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The title is a bit misleading but nonetheless it caught my attention; I've heard of this before, some company in Colorado I believe owns a great portion of the genome map and they are frankly refusing to share their patents. Should government intervention occur? No, unless this puts the general populous at risk but at the moment it's not our concern. If the US Govt. funded Science a bit more, then the govt. could own and share these patents with the public, corporations, and etc for a charge.
The so-called "govt" consist of corporations that in turn control (through regs and shareholder )most if not all publicly controlled corporations. Government doesn't need to intervene it is already involved and profiting greatly. People fund it all.

The United States: A Corporation


What is JP Morgan Chase?
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:45 PM
 
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"The government is therefore legally saying that they literally can rule over our genetic code our bodies themselves."

Read more: Flashback: 20% Of Human Genome Already Patented By Corporations
Let's not get ahead of ourselves. The US Supreme court hasn't even ruled on this issue.

Ways the Gene Patent Ruling Affects Patients | MyHealthNewsDaily.com

U.S. justices wary of wide human gene patent ruling | Reuters

Supreme Court critical of patents on human genes - Los Angeles Times
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:02 PM
 
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They are going to have trouble with this one.

Only a sovereign can patent his/her sovereignty.

Trouble is, there are very few sovereigns amongst us today.
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:11 PM
 
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Not even close to true. They have a patten on the design of the genes, the layout pattern, not personal genes.

They cant patent what they dont own, i.e. your body parts..

The genes have patents against them in the same manner lightbulbs have patents, its the layout and design, not the products which make them up,.
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:16 PM
 
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They are going to have trouble with this one.

Only a sovereign can patent his/her sovereignty.

Trouble is, there are very few sovereigns amongst us today.
And they all carry the title Your Majesty. None live in the US
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