Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Genes Should Not Be Patented

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Did the federal appeals court make the right decision in the Myriad case (which says that isolated gene sequences are not products of nature and are therefore patentable)?

69% No. Genes shouldn't be patented.

11% Eh, we'll see what happens next.

8% Yes. Any other decision would have been disastrous for biotech.

6% Yes. Myriad worked hard and deserves to keep those patents.

3% No. The court should have also upheld Myriad's method patents.