NPR logo
Patenting Of Human Genes
Only Available in Archive Formats.
Patenting Of Human Genes

Patenting Of Human Genes

Patenting Of Human Genes
Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Richard Harris reports on the debate over efforts of private companies to patent human genes. When scientists began the process of charting the entire human genetic blueprint several years ago, information about the research was to flow into the public domain from a federally funded project. Now, many private companies involved in genetic research say they need patents to protect their medical products.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.