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Supreme Court May Decide Whether We Own Our Genes
2013-03-26 18:06:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online They may be responsible for everything in your life, from conception to death, they may be inside every living cell in your body — but you do not own your own genes, legally speaking. According to a report in Genome Medicine, patents essentially cover the entire human genome, hampering research and raising the question of “genomic liberty.” The legal standing of genomic patents could change next month when...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'