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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 10:06 am    Post subject: The Future is Now, and We're Fucked Reply with quote

This is from a few days ago, but we are all freakin doomed: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/13/health/13patent.html

Excerpt, if you're too lazy to read the article:

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...a single company, Myriad Genetics, [owns] the patent on two genes that are closely associated with increased risk for breast cancer and ovarian cancer, and on the testing that measures that risk.


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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah, we're all good.
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah you can just live in the woods dancing in goats blood with witches.
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's more like we were fucked "more than ten years ago" when the government made a decision to allow this sort of thing. So, the future was ten years ago and we're getting unfucked, likely. There's no way the courts will allow a patent on a gene.

Also, you're pretty much right about the goat's blood.
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But what happens when they start patenting goats' blood?
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kallie wrote:
But what happens when they start patenting goats' blood?


When you outlaw goat's blood, only outlaws will have goat's blood.
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