Human DNA — The Case for Copyright

The debate on patenting human genes went through some interesting rounds in the last years of the 20th century. In the links below, I took the position that entire genomes could be copyrighted rather than individual genes patented. As the issue would then become one of copying, this view might, even in hindsight, help clarify a weakness in the Myriad ruling: the triviality of generating cDNA. Anyway, it was also fun to think through…


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