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They Still Own Our Genes (updated)

June 17, 2013

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The Supreme Court issued a ruling that bans corporations from patenting naturally occurring human genes...BUT... the court allows 'unaturally occuring' human genes to be patented (owned) for profit.

It also allows edited human DNA and artificial human DNA to be patented (owned) by corporations for profit.

Is the court's ruling a human rights victory? Not on your life!

Read on...

Unnatural human genes CAN be patented (owned)

Just like the "ways and means" that corporations use to sneak around tax laws, they have ways and means to sneak around patent laws to get what they want.

Think about it. Corporations are banned from patenting 'NATURALLY OCCURING' genes but not 'UNATURALLY' occuring genes.

When Monsanto genetically modifies our food, they are
genetically modifying us! They are creating 'UNATURALLY OCCURING' genes which CAN be patented.

President Obama just signed the "Monsanto Protection Act" into law which opens up the floodgates for the planting of new untested genetically engineered crops. This BACKROOM DEAL gives Monsanto authority over federal courts and allows it to plant experimental GMO crops - even if they pose an extreme risk to human health and environmental health. Genetically modified food GENETICALLY MODIFIES the people who eat it!

Transhumanism

Once humans have been genetically modified, their genes will no longer be 'NATURALLY OCCURING' genes and can therefore be patented.

The ruling elite are the founders and investors in transhumanism. One of the key Transhumanist concepts is eugenics which is "selective breeding of humans with the aim of “improving human genetic qualities” and rendering "undesirables" infertile.

Today, transhumanism claims to only support voluntary eugenics but “voluntary eugenics” will not be voluntary in the New World Order once the transhumanist elite get full political and financial power. In fact, they are already imposing their Transhumanist agenda on our world – whether we like it or not - through vaccines.

Synthetic DNA patents are allowed

The Court banned some types of gene patents but not others...so even though corporations can't patent genes with the same sequences found in cells, the court allows them to patent edited forms of genes NOT found in nature—known as cDNA.

What is cDNA? cDNA can be used to produce protein-based drugs, explains professor Robert Cook-Deegan. "Those are the billion-dollar molecule patents."

Hank Greely, a bioethicist and law professor predicts that scientists will move beyond exploiting naturally occurring proteins which makes cDNA patents even more valuable.

"As we move into an era of synthetic biology, where we start trying to improve upon nature, then I think cDNA patents will be important," Greely said.

Genetic disease testing continues

Hours after the court ruling was announced, other biotech companies announced competing tests for the BRCA1 and 2 genes. One company, DNATraits, said it will offer the test for one-third of the cost of Angelina Jolie's Myriad test.

Biotech companies reacted swiftly to the court ruling because they can't get sued.

The Court ruling is NOT a human rights victory

While the ACLU hailed the Court's decision as a major victory for "civil liberties, scientific freedom, patients, and the future of personalized medicine," Stanford's Greely argued that the ruling is relatively unimportant.

One reason is that the gene patents held by many companies were set to expire soon anyway—in the case of Myriad, in 2016. "They were going to disappear as a problem," Greely said.

Furthermore, the old gene patents don't affect many current tests that only look at small bits of a gene, instead of the entire gene.

"The new technologies for gene sequencing would probably not even infringe on the Myriad patents anyway because of the way the patents were written and how the new technologies actually do the testing".

The Court's ruling also leaves other legal questions unanswered. For example, can naturally occurring proteins or molecules be patented?

The answer to that question would ultimately have a more significant impact on the biotech industry, Greely says, because many modern drugs start out as naturally occurring molecules.

It's Now Legal For The Police To Collect DNA As Part Of Any Arrest

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