Consider these scenarios: A man on the run from a corporation who has the rights to a specific gene line in his body, and the willingness to take samples from him by force; babies genetically engineered with genes to emphasize height, strength, and intelligence, and jobs granted based on genetic testing instead of proven merit; an airborne biological weapon designed to target members of a specific ethnic group to wipe them out efficiently without worries of killing those the wielder deems worthy to inherit the earth.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on October 7, 2013. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Gibbons, Amie, "The BRCA Patents: The Good, the Bad, and the Science Excerpt" (2013). AELJ Blog. 25.