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A Bad Week for Big Biotech


Science & Tech  (tags: genes, patenting genes, big bio, BRCA1 and BRCA2, Myriad Genetics, ge seafood, ge wheat )

Nancy
- 493 days ago - foe.org
Today many women's rights groups, cancer patients, scientists, and concerned citizens celebrated an enormous victory in the Supreme Court: human genes can no longer be patented by big business!



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Bryna Pizzo (139)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 7:38 am
Thank you for the great news, Nancy! (n, p, t)
 

Allan Yorkowita (445)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 8:56 am
Thanks for thia!
 

. (0)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 9:09 am
Good news...ty Nancy
 

David Nuttle (1)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 9:12 am
The biotech companies should also be denied the right to patent plant, animal, insect and other genes. They only want to control all forms of life for profit.
 

Paul Girardin (140)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 9:30 am
Noted & shared!
 

Ravenna C. (20)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 10:03 am
Thanks for the good news!
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 12:26 pm
Awww
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 1:51 pm
Probably most shocking is that the majority opinion was written by Thomas. The cDNA, however created artificially, still remains questionable in my mind as to whether the companies that created it from DNA should have all the rights.
 

Birgit W. (147)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 2:53 pm
Good, thank you.
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 3:16 pm
Excellent
 

Carmen S. (612)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 3:57 pm
this is great news, thanks Nancy
 

Helen Porter (40)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 4:10 pm
YAY!!!

We've got this habit of making a difference.
 

Helen Porter (40)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 4:20 pm
I'm glad about that. Real glad. But now the scientists better get busy on the MGOs because the scientists and the politicians are as threatened as any of the rest of us.

Modified Genes-Genetic Organisms.

From what I read on the internet (not always accurate) it's too late. MGOs are already in everything, milk, cheese Boca and Morning Star vegetarian meats. They are transmitted by wind and rain and ground water to fields and animals and grains ..even as germs are transmitted.
They're in whatever we eat and/or drink and they're in us.

If you want, check it out. Then, if you can, tell me I'm wrong. I want to be wrong about those GMOs. Yet, if the internet is accurate (hope not!) they've effectively scattered throughout the Earth. When the GMO people accuse the farmers of illegal GMOs, they're only trying to get rid of the competition.
 

Cynthia no frwd B. (264)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 6:43 pm
excellant thx
 

Laurie H. (717)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 8:24 pm
Thanks Nancy, Shared this good news!~
 

Robert Hardy (67)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 11:07 pm
One small victory against the Corporate Food monopoly... more need to follow.
 

Barry T. (875)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 7:56 am
Obviously this is a big win but there appears to be something of a partial victory for the megacorps in the synthetic gene category. I am still trying to wrap my head around this (as a non-scientist )... anyone with any related links would be much appreciated.
 

Teresa Cowley (274)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 11:00 pm
Thanks for the good news--I must admit, I am pleasantly surprised at this decision--I keep waiting for the "other shoe to drop", so to speak!
Thanks Nancy!
 

Gvapo T. (22)
Monday June 17, 2013, 9:39 am
Finally!
As well I agree with David N., this should be just a start!
 

Ann W. (237)
Monday June 17, 2013, 9:44 am
Noted and forwarded. Thanks for sharing.
 

Susanne R. (249)
Monday June 17, 2013, 1:31 pm
I agree with Sandra park of the ACLU who stated: “When scientists identify something in nature, like an element or a gene, they deserve wide recognition. But what they find should belong to the public storehouse of knowledge, not be locked up by one company for its exclusive use." Unfortunately, that's what greedy corporations do, and that's one of the reasons why health care is inaccessible to so many in this country.

Great news! Great post! Thanks, Nancy!
 

Jane H. (136)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 11:23 am
hooray and congrats to the ACLU to which I belong!
 

Melania Padilla (179)
Monday June 24, 2013, 12:02 pm
Great!
 
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