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Patients and Ownership of Life: Who owns the genes?

This discussion will focus on issues surrounding patients and corporate (or private) ownership of or claims to biological life and genes, including those produced in a laboratory or selected in nature.

Articles:

Monsanto: All Your Seeds Belong to Us

http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2013/02/scotus-hears-monsanto-soybean-case

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/07/books/review/Margonelli-t.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Supreme Courts Hears Case for Ownership of Genes

http://www.newsday.com/news/health/supreme-court-hears-case-on-corporate-ownership-of-genes-1.5072477