Saturday, April 13, 2013

Share & Share Alike


BRT has talked often about the absurdity of companies patenting genes as seen in a post titled titled Reducto ad Absurdum asking the question of how can a company patent something that A: they did not build and B: said something, DNA, exists in every living thing on planet Earth even though 40,000 genes have been privatized, thanks to the stupidity of the patent office. To that end, some researchers are starting to question this absurdity when it comes to cancer and how one company has been patenting genes regarding this horrible disease and will not share life saving data about it. 




Needless to say, this egregious violation of common sense must be rectified, and soon, as people's lives are at stake, something I hope the Supreme Court will properly address, starting on Monday, on whether companies have the right to patent genes. The question to ask now is, does this pathetic excuse of a SC have the common sense to say no given just how political this august body has become. Me thinks not but maybe yours truly will be surprised but I'm not betting on it. 

Surprise, the Supremes ruled 9-0 against. There is a god. :)



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