Can a Company Own Your Genes without Violating the 9th and 13 Amendments?

Can a Company Own Your Genes without violating the 9th and 13th Amendment?

More than a quarter of human genes currently have patent-holders in universities and biotech companies across the US. But last Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) finally petitioned the Supreme Court to rule on whether this is a legal practice at all.

ACLU Challenges Patents On Breast Cancer Genes: BRCA.

> Video: 60 Minutes – Should Firms Be Able to Own Your Genes? (4/4/10)
> Blog: Who Owns Your Genes? You Do. (3/30/10)
> Release: Patents On Breast Cancer Genes Ruled Invalid In ACLU/PubPat Case (3/29/10)
> Blog: First Federal Court Hearing on Whether Human Genes Should Be Patented (2/3/2010)
> Release: ACLU and PUBPAT Argue Today That Patents on Breast Cancer Genes Are Unconstitutional and Invalid (2/2/2010)
> Release: Court Upholds Right of Scientists and Patients to Challenge Gene Patents (11/2/2009)
> Huffington Post: Joanna Rudnick’s Video Interview With Myriad CEO (5/14/2009)
> New York Times: Cancer Patients Challenge the Patenting of a Gene (5/12/2009)


> Patents on Human Genes: A Patient’s Perspective
> Statements Of Support
> Fact Sheet: Genes and Patents Q&A
> Facebook: Don’t Patent My Genes! Liberate the Breast Cancer Genes!
> Public Patent Foundation, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (Co-Counsel)
> Congressional Testimony: Dr. Marc Grodman, Dr. Wendy Chung, and Dr. Katherine Mathews
> Panel Discussion: BRCA Testing And Gene Patents With Tania Simoncelli, ACLU Science Advisor
> Film: In the Family
> Genetics of Breast and Ovarian Cancer (PDQ): Major Genes (National Cancer Institute )
> Genetic Testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2: It’s Your Choice (National Cancer Institute)
> How Genes Work (National Institute of General Medical Sciences)



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