Gene Patents

Guests: Chuck Ludlam Vice President for Governmental Relations Biotechnology Industry Organization Washington, DC Lori Andrews Professor, Law Chicago Kent College of Law Director Institute for Science, Law and Technology Author, The Clone Age: Adventures in the New World of Reproductive Technology (Henry Holt and Company, Inc., 1999) Chicago, Illinois Dr. David R. Cox Professor, Genetics Professor, Pediatrics Co-Directo, Stanford Human Genome Center Stanford University School of Medicine Stanford, California This week, a private company announced that it has filed over six thousand provisional patents on parts of the human genome. This hour, we'll take a look at the race to sequence and patent the human genome, and what gene patents mean for the ongoing battle against genetic diseases.

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