maria luz calibo
Aug 6, 2011

NHS hospitals face DNA patent law suits - Telegraph

At the moment they regularly infringe controversial DNA-based patents - for example to develop tests for relatively rare diseases like cystic fibrosis - with "tacit approval" from those in authority, say experts. Many scientists believe patenting disease testing methods based on sections of DNA is inherently wrong, because it is close to patenting life itself. They also say it slows scientific innovation and reduces patient choice.