Gene Patenting: Days Numbered?

Man I hope so.

By declaring that the genes can’t be patented because they are essentially products of nature rather than inventions, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York state has effectively cast doubt on whether patents on 2000 other human genes – around 20 per cent of the total – are valid, The Times of London reports.

More Here.

I have been influenced by some podcasts I’ve heard (try this and this and this and this and this) on patents.

I think the system sucks.