From the BBC News. Human genome: US Supreme Court hears patents case
I find this deeply disturbing and wonder about the total lack of scruples and ethics in business. Research is done now for one primary reason: greed-money. The splicing and dicing of anything is now down to the smallest of the small, which if the greedy have not noticed, is also the first manifestations of life.
I suggest copies of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein be delivered to the Supreme Court and private residences of each Justice. While we’re at it, send one to any research lab or CEO of any company implicated or mentioned in the lawsuit. And the kicker is that in Frankenstein, the doctor thought he had an altruistic reason for his research and creation.