Gene Patenting

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

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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



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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