The Ethical Implications of Gene Patenting

“The Ethical Implications of Gene Patenting” Empowered Doctor.

Do genes qualify as a property that a single individual or corporation is allowed exclusive rights to? On April 15, 2013 the Supreme Court will hear a case that could dictate the future of biomedicine. Currently, Myriad Genetics Corporation, a biotechnology company in Utah, has patented two . . . → Read More: The Ethical Implications of Gene Patenting

Can We Patent Life?

“Can We Patent Life?” By Michael Specter, The New Yorker.

On April 12, 1955, Jonas Salk, who had recently invented the polio vaccine, appeared on the television news show “See It Now” to discuss its impact on American society. Before the vaccine became available, dread of polio was almost as widespread as the disease itself. . . . → Read More: Can We Patent Life?