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next"The notion that someone owns part of the human genome strikes some people as unusual," Bellarmino said. "But it's what makes America great and keeps our innovation strong. True, it causes the occasional glitch, but over time, all that will get resolved. Gene patenting is the way to go." (p. 123)

"Feeling Sociable? That's Patented. The research office of Columbia University has applied for a patent on a gene that it says controls sociability. Does that mean that one day everyone on antidepressants, or ADD medications, or anxiety medications, will havet to pay a royalty to Columbia? Reportedly, pharmaceutical giants in Switzerland are bidding frantically to license the gene." (p. 158)

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