Friday, 24 October 2008

Gentlemen, start your downloads!

Allow me to quote from an article in 23 October 2008’s The Age:
"WOMEN will no longer be able to go to a public hospital to find out whether they have inherited a genetic mutation that causes breast cancer, after the company that holds the licence to the gene patents set a deadline of November 6 for other laboratories to cease testing.
This will force testing for the genes — widely used by women with a family history of the disease — into Genetic Technologies' own Melbourne laboratory, at $2100 per test."

And what do I think of the possibility of someone owning the patents to my own genes? Well, the same as I think in general about the validity of our current copyright legislation.
This calls for a fight.

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