by Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei
Posted July 11, 2007 in DNA Podcasts and Videos, DNA and the Law, Polls About DNA
Yesterday, the Genetics & Public Policy Center at Johns Hopkins hosted GenePOPS — Who Owns Your Genes? Intellectual Property and the Human Genome. Panel members included:
- Barbara Caulfield, executive vice president & general counsel for Affymetrix, Inc.
- Robert Cook-Deegan, director, Center for Genome Ethics, Law & Policy, Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy, Duke University
- Steve Haro, senior advisor & communications director, Office of U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra
- F. Scott Kieff, associate professor of law at Washington University, St. Louis, and fellow at the Hoover Institute, Stanford University
Slides from Robert Cook-Deegan and F. Scott Kieff’s presentations are available and ScienceDaily has coverage of the event. I was not aware that in February 2007, the Genomic Research and Accessibility Act was introduced which would prohibit the patenting of human genetic material.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no patent may be obtained for a nucleotide sequence, or its functions or correlations, or the naturally occurring products it specifies.
Also in February, Michael Crichton’s latest novel, Next, was published and it got special mention at the GenePOPS seminar. In addition, Crichton published an opinion piece on gene patents: Who owns your genes?
Five main recommendations were given at the end of Next:
1. Stop patenting genes.
2. Establish clear guidelines for the use of human tissues.
3. Pass laws to ensure that data about gene testing is made public. Heâ€™s referring to results of gene therapy trials.
4. Avoid bans on research.
5. Rescind the Bayh-Dole Act (that allows universities to patent and make money off their research).
Also don’t miss the NEXTgencode YouTube videos created just for the launch of Next.
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National DNA Day 2007...
New Line Genetics and SellMyDNA.com Offer $5,000 for Your DNA...
Eye on DNA Headlines for 28 August 2007 and a Poll on DNA Storage...
Living on Earth Looks Back at Gene Patents...
Craig Venter on the Sinfest Forum...
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