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User avatar #115 - Lintutu (06/17/2013) [-]
Human Genes cannot be patented. wut. I would hope not
User avatar #162 to #115 - lastofthedovakhiin (06/17/2013) [-]
If they could be patented it would start a revolution of humans being identified as just numbers and items. It's sad.
#140 to #115 - ragged (06/17/2013) [-]
Certain genetically altered plants are patented.
#117 to #115 - kristovsky (06/17/2013) [-]
researchers/companies were patenting genes they had discovered so only they could study them, which would be a huge advantage in areas like cancer research.
User avatar #119 to #117 - certifiedidiot ONLINE (06/17/2013) [-]
Wouldn't that hinder progress though?
#121 to #119 - kristovsky (06/17/2013) [-]
Yes that's why its been ruled out. Sorry, when I said it would be a huge advantage I meant for the company that had patented it.
#122 to #121 - certifiedidiot ONLINE (06/17/2013) [-]
You've got to be a special kind of asshole to hinder cancer research.
You've got to be a special kind of asshole to hinder cancer research.
#123 to #122 - kristovsky (06/17/2013) [-]
Those, my friends, are the real life evil scientists (or, the board of directors probably has much more of a say in these things. im neither so, the fuck do i know).

Anyway, gob'ment finally did a yes.
User avatar #132 to #123 - dosburritos (06/17/2013) [-]
it's all the board of directors who only interest is money, not medical science. The scientists are the good guys and are forced to go along with the board because they need the funding
#145 to #132 - fiftyshadesofgus (06/17/2013) [-]
I agree, its all about the money
#135 to #132 - kristovsky (06/17/2013) [-]
I think you are correct good sir.
User avatar #136 to #135 - dosburritos (06/17/2013) [-]
i hope i'm correct. We really don't need an evil scientist with the means to genetically engineer a super virus with no cure. That would suck major shark balls
#139 to #136 - kristovsky (06/17/2013) [-]
i doubt we need fear a lone scientist who would do that, the facilities to ceate such a virus would either need to be at a state institution or a company. these are of course monitored, any sign that a scientist was attempting something like that would have anti terrorist agencies on them in a heartbeat.
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