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Gene Patenting

A recent US Supreme Court ruling found that companies cannot patent things found in nature. Peter Day asks what this means for the biotech business.

Ever since the mapping of the human genome was completed 10 years ago medical companies have been rushing to patent genes that define all of us for their own exclusive use. Now the US Supreme Court has ruled against patenting things found in nature. Peter Day asks what this means for the biotech business.and for the future of healthcare.

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Sun 11 Aug 2013 21:30

Contributors to this programme

Professor Sir John Burn

Professor of Clinical Genetics, Institute of Genetic Medicine Newcastle University

 

 

David Koepsell

Author, Who Owns You?

 

Julian Hitchcock

Life Science Lawyer, Lawford Davies Denoon

 

Dr Michael Hopkins

Senior Lecturer, University of Sussex

 

Dr Berwyn Clarke

Entrepreneur

 

Dr Hani Gabra

Professor of Medical Oncology, Imperial College London

 

Dr Helen Wallace

Director Genewatch UK

 

Dr Stuart Hogarth

Research Fellow, Kings College London

 

 

 

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