Human genes patent

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Human Genes Patent
Have you ever thought about the impact of heredity genes that runs in our families? We inherent our features from our ancestors, even more, we also receive disposition to avariety of diseases. One set back could be, not knowing what illnesses we are predisposed to and this could be a matter of life and death. Since the arrival of the study of human genetics, there exists apossibility to treat any medical condition we may be predisposed of getting. Likewise, doctors will be able to offer the proper treatment. An incredible fact in this matter is that because the lawallows human patent; we do not have the will to decide over our predisposed genes. Moley Safer appointed in CBS’s 60 Minutes Story “Under the current law a vital part of who we are actually belongs tosomeone else.” Up to this point, more than 10,000 genes have been patented. The question is, are we prepared to face the capitalization of human genes?
The Human Gene Project started in 1990, whichpurpose was the proposal of executing a precise study of human genome. The scientists task was to gather information that would lead them to important findings in the medical field, such as prevention andtreatment if complex and chronic diseases which include physical or mental illnesses. According to the Department of Energy (genome programs), in April of 1999 several pharmaceutical companies startedthe study of 300,000 genes. They were looking for specific variation in characteristics in the normal genes (base genome) to locate them and develop treatment to correct the defect. As a remarkableoutcome, the Human Genome Project lead scientist to find predisposed individuals with heredity traits before they developed into a life threatening illness. In other words, if cancer runs in the familythen by getting a simple blood test a person would be able to find out if he/she is predisposed to cancer or any other illnesses. This innovation was considered an invention, and inventors looked...
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