Gene Patents are so stupid.

Posted by james on Feb. 14, 2007

Who in their right mind decided that allowing Gene Patents would be anything but criminal? It's one of the worst things to come out in the copyright/patent world lately, and that's saying a lot.

There's a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/13/opinion/13crichton.html?_r=1&oref=slogin">really informative article</a> that will probably be pulled offline at some point. But illuminates the core problem... if you invent something novel and patent it, great; you're a smart guy.

If you find something that exists in nature, that everyone has, and that has existed since time began, then you should get nothing. Discovering something is great, but that shouldn't grant you exclusive rights. Basically, should someone own any piece of your body? Because they already do. Read the article.