Lock up the genome, lock down research?

  title={Lock up the genome, lock down research?},
  author={Eliot Marshall},
  volume={342 6154},
72 IL L U S T R A T IO N : D A V ID P L U N K E R T “Your Genes Have Been Freed.” declared a website banner posted on 13 June by Ambry Genetics, a small California fi rm that analyzes DNA. Earlier that day, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that raw human DNA is not patentable. Ambry cheered the decision because it wiped out some intellectual property claims on genes “owned” by other fi rms. Now it seemed that anyone could roam the human genome and use any genes—without a license from the owner… CONTINUE READING
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