The judge got it right in my opinion when he ruled against gene patenting. He pointed out in his ruling that the scientists have made discoveries about an already existing product of nature, and they have not invented anything new.
This topic has escaped my notice for a while but according to the article below, scarily, already twenty percent of human genes have been patented.
If it means what I think it does, it means big business owns twenty per cent of our bodies. How can this be ethical?
In the article below it says this recent ruling against gene patenting might call into question the previously permitted patents.
Any thoughts on this topic?http://wellness.blogs.time.com/2010/03/ ... topstories