Should genes be patentable - Earl Bostic III Argument for...

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Earl Bostic, III Argument for: Human genes should not be patentable. The Supreme Court made the right decision. A gene should not be patentable because people are born with certain genes, genes are not something that are created by one person or another. Cornell University of Law states that something is patentable when, “Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may obtain a patent therefor, subject to the conditions and requirements of this title.” According to debatewise.org, the ethics of gene patenting are questionable for several reasons including: 1. The price of certain cells such as cancer-fighting cytokines (priced at 3 billion dollars) is just too high and it is not patients from whom the cells are extracted from who profit from the sales of these cells but doctors. 2. Selling genes is like selling organs or selling people it's unethical. No one should have the
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