The Battle to Patent Your Genes

A legal showdown looms over the corporations that want to own our DNA.

Appeared in: Volume 5, Number 1 | Published on: September 1, 2009

Marcy Darnovsky and Jesse Reynolds are, respectively, associate executive director and policy analyst at the Center for Genetics and Society ( The Center endorsed the ACLU/Public Patent Foundation lawsuit challenging the BRCA genes and the 2007 Genomic Research and Accessibility Act.

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