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Speech BILD 10 Our main points value on life and competition. More profitable to find the gene than the cure. Duration 4 minutes Ask yourself, would it be acceptable for a corporation to own the genes in your body? With today’s patent law this idea has become reality. Laboratories and corporations are allowed to patent your genes with serious consequences. Diseases like cystic fibrosis or certain cancers are treated and tested using patented genes. These patents force anyone who wants to make a medicine or do research that includes a patented gene to pay the owner, increasing the cost of making new treatments and stifling research. These companies are patenting life, restricting access to knowledge and preventing the creation of new medical treatments. This development is strange because patents were originally used to protect inventors and their inventions and used to foster innovation. Patents are made for the purpose of protecting and awarding new innovations that are unique and creative. Now there are patents for human genes, which are neither new nor obvious it is a part of
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