Patenting Human Genes Wtf?

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/04/15/us-top-court-weighs-patentability-human-genes/?test=latestnews


 


this is a new idea to me, heard it on talk radio in bed this am.  Blows my mind that it's even considered whether or not a private entity can patent human genes!


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  • I think the Supreme Court ruled a few weeks ago that naturally occurring genes can't be patented


  • http://www.naturalnews.com/040366_angelina_jolie_gene_patents_brca.html


     


    FACTS:


    • The BRCA1 gene for breast cancer is patented by a corporation called Myriad Genetics. All patents are government-enforced monopolies over intellectual property, and they thus prevent anyone else from conducting research or testing on the BRCA1 gene without paying huge royalties to Myriad. This is why the BRCA detection tests cost $3,000 - $4,000 each.


    • Angelina Jolie's announcement of a double mastectomy even though she had no breast cancer caused the stock price of Myriad to skyrocket to a 52-week high. Whether she intended it or not, her advocacy of double mastectomies is causing market values to sharply rise in the human genomics industry, where corporations own patents on human genes.


    • Obamacare mandates that, over the next few years, taxpayers start paying for BRCA1 gene testing. This will be a direct transfer of money from taxpayers to the corporations that "own" the human genes being tested.


    • An imminent Supreme Court decision could make or break the human gene testing industry. Trillions of dollars are at stake. If the Supreme Court rules against corporate patents on human genes, BRCA1 testing will become amazingly affordable (in the $100 range), thereby denying billions of dollars in profits to gene patent holders.



     


     


     


    The Supreme Court did rule against patenting genes....this time. This is all a matter of doing it in a way that doesn't create too much furor at once. The elimination of the thought of rebellion is the MO here. A slippery slope and a population made up of more and more publically educated brainwashed children is all companies like Monsanto and thinktanks like the Trilateral Commission need to complete their dirty work.  Of course, we can choose to reject this timeline we are being herded onto, that of subservience, compliance, and complete and total lack of free will, but who is to say they wont win? I am not confident that they wont.


  • http://www.naturalnews.com/040366_angelina_jolie_gene_patents_brca.html

     
    FACTS:

    • The BRCA1 gene for breast cancer is patented by a corporation called Myriad Genetics. All patents are government-enforced monopolies over intellectual property, and they thus prevent anyone else from conducting research or testing on the BRCA1 gene without paying huge royalties to Myriad. This is why the BRCA detection tests cost $3,000 - $4,000 each.

    • Angelina Jolie's announcement of a double mastectomy even though she had no breast cancer caused the stock price of Myriad to skyrocket to a 52-week high. Whether she intended it or not, her advocacy of double mastectomies is causing market values to sharply rise in the human genomics industry, where corporations own patents on human genes.

    • Obamacare mandates that, over the next few years, taxpayers start paying for BRCA1 gene testing. This will be a direct transfer of money from taxpayers to the corporations that "own" the human genes being tested.

    • An imminent Supreme Court decision could make or break the human gene testing industry. Trillions of dollars are at stake. If the Supreme Court rules against corporate patents on human genes, BRCA1 testing will become amazingly affordable (in the $100 range), thereby denying billions of dollars in profits to gene patent holders.


     

     

     

    The Supreme Court did rule against patenting genes....this time. This is all a matter of doing it in a way that doesn't create too much furor at once. The elimination of the thought of rebellion is the MO here. A slippery slope and a population made up of more and more publically educated brainwashed children is all companies like Monsanto and thinktanks like the Trilateral Commission need to complete their dirty work.  Of course, we can choose to reject this timeline we are being herded onto, that of subservience, compliance, and complete and total lack of free will, but who is to say they wont win? I am not confident that they wont.






    GET EM

    ~ The Universe goes inward just as much as it goes outward ~

     

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    There is much to be debated as to how to "GET EM." Seems like EM are building a Babylon in the Middle East so the old tribes that still run the planet can finally go home to roost in great wealth and health. We squabble over things like gay marriage, black vs white issues, and whatever else the media tells us to worry about while we ignore that the entire planet is being robbed and poisoned in preparation for a total slave population that serves a small group of elites living in paradise. But how to GET EM? No one seems to be listening. Kids still keep going to school, parents have to keep working harder and harder to keep up even a low middle class lifestyle, and the cult of personality reigns.


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