For example, it is estimated that some 20% of …

For example, it is estimated that some 20% of individual human genes have been patented already or have been filed for patenting. As a result, research on certain genes is largely restricted to the companies that hold the patents, and tests involving them are marketed at prohibitive prices. We believe that this poses a very real danger to the development of science for the public good.

Science in shackles | John Sulston | Comment is free | The Guardian (via ur5)

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