The Gene Patent Question


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  • PongoXBongo
    PongoXBongo  1 weeks back

    I never understood the objection to golden rice. People seem to care more about protecting their stupid bananas than protecting children from blindness. Both are GMOs.

    • : D
      : D  2 weeks back

      *COUGH* catgirls *COUGH*

      • david nichols
        david nichols  1 months back

        Wanna get REALLY rich? Find the straight hair gene for Black chicks!

        • Lauri Levälehto
          Lauri Levälehto  1 months back

          I guess it might be a good idea to create a more regulated patent system. The current system rewards the inventor with quite a long monopoly. I think in many cases it would be better to have a system where companies just need to pay royalties to the inventor. And the country (of which patent you've got) would determine the size of this royalty.

          • Abhishek Mashetty
            Abhishek Mashetty  1 months back

            Wat if the genetically modified human discovers/invents something, will that person have the patent of the product or the company which modified the person will have the patent right

            • Azaurus1
              Azaurus1  1 months back

              gene patenting should be a thing but with advances in cutting the cost of such technologies the timeline of the patent should be shorter.

              • 3a3a3a
                3a3a3a  1 months back

                Who wouldnt want their child to be better than the rest

                • Doc Brown
                  Doc Brown  2 months back

                  Original corn, wheat and etc were all much dif w very few grains, humans have been hybridizing and custom growing foods for eons, little dif vers of DNA modification. So called 'pure breeds' of cats and dogs are DNA modification thru extensive inbreeding, if you have a pure breed, you have an inbred. There's no such thing as a natural dog, dogs didn't evolve naturally, they were bred by humans from wolves over 1000s of yrs. The modern cow, or any common cow used by humans for the past 1000+ yrs, selectively inbred. Same w most goats and sheep.

                  • Eidolon Specus
                    Eidolon Specus  3 months back

                    Capitalism ruins everything in Science.

                    • Gawdat
                      Gawdat  3 months back

                      at 1:38 you misspeak, cancer is almost never "contracted" except in rare circumstances.

                      • A T O M E N T
                        A T O M E N T  3 months back

                        GMH Genetically Modified Human a product of Mansanto.

                        • Quinn Fastnow
                          Quinn Fastnow  3 months back

                          um, actually, autism is very difficult to simply edit out because it is controlled my MAGOTS (many assorted genes of tiny significance).

                          • Soleon
                            Soleon  3 months back

                            "Without the ability to make money off of genetic testing, it can be argued that many companies won't have the motivation to study genetic predispositions." um???? saving people from breast cancer and impacting potentially millions of life isn't enough motivation for most companies to do the research? how can companies be so... stupid

                            • stylesrj
                              stylesrj  3 months back

                              Stupid isn't the word.
                              It's greedy. No one thinks of the long-term, they only want short-term results.

                          • bep the shep
                            bep the shep  3 months back

                            There's another side to Monsanto seed rights. Strictly Non-GMO soybean farmers are losing lawsuits with Monsanto's extensive legal team after neighboring farms using Monsanto's Roundup-resistant seed got into the farms of non-GMO farmers. They're forced to pay for the seed or to face lawsuits that often result in the farms going out of business.

                            While I can't see an immediate fix to the issue at hand, we should work to seeing both sides of the problem.

                            • Xintian Wang
                              Xintian Wang  4 months back

                              Genetically modified human being has been created in China!

                              • pmcllc
                                pmcllc  4 months back

                                Bring the superhumans

                                • Fate
                                  Fate  4 months back

                                  7:33 it's incredible math just incredible math

                                  • VineFynn
                                    VineFynn  4 months back

                                    Keep in mind that allowing GM crops to proliferate would probably fuck up the environment

                                    • aozen
                                      aozen  4 months back

                                      Human genes are not an economical means for the greedy it destroys research done by any other facility basically telling someone you are not allowed to do anything even if you found a cure for something genetically you are not allowed to do anything cs yes we have that gene for ourselfs wtf!

                                      • Megakoresh
                                        Megakoresh  5 months back

                                        USA in a nutshell. A lot of drama and little substance, as seems to be the case with many of these videos.

                                        The real problem is that they took the research paid for by taxpayers, and abused the fuck out of it by charging inconceivable prices for something that is life-critical technology, which is in no way "luxury" so they could get ridiculously rich off the people that funded their research in the first place. If they were ethical with their business practices, no one would sue them in the first place. That's basically how US medical system works. I never hear of something like this happening in EU. Typically the new technology will get picked up by whoever could secure funding for it's usage. A patent implies a % of the profit payout to the original research team for some time or up to a certain sum. It's controlled by the government and ensures healthy competition without anyone being able to secure a ridiculous monopoly by being lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time and sleazy enough to take advantage.

                                        • General Phoney
                                          General Phoney  5 months back

                                          Does this mean that employers will look for ‘organic humans’ in the future

                                          • Vincent Gallagher
                                            Vincent Gallagher  6 months back

                                            Thanks for the info. A little “preachy” at the end but good info overall.

                                            • MrMetricSystem
                                              MrMetricSystem  6 months back

                                              they do not own the gnome now do something novel with the discovery like making a gene therapy for those affected that is patent-able and i think it might be considered a real cure for breast cancer but they are too busy selling tests for dna and doing mastectomies

                                              • GiggitySam Entz
                                                GiggitySam Entz  6 months back

                                                0:33 Left-handed DNA! :D

                                                • Cory Scott
                                                  Cory Scott  7 months back

                                                  Stoked for designer babies though

                                                  • Sunny shah
                                                    Sunny shah  7 months back

                                                    You can't patent things that occur naturally,
                                                    however, you can patent modifications to those things that you do through your own tests and methods.
                                                    And Myriad received funding by taxpayers, and they still charged people $4,000 for the discovery of that gene.
                                                    Like what the hell is wrong with these corporate goons

                                                    • Zes
                                                      Zes  7 months back

                                                      no such thing as gene or not

                                                      • Richard Gray
                                                        Richard Gray  8 months back

                                                        intellectual property right doesnt exist.

                                                        • Daily Dose Of Airplanes
                                                          Daily Dose Of Airplanes  8 months back

                                                          Ok, so I shouldn’t patent anything so I don’t get in trobule.

                                                          • RedXlV
                                                            RedXlV  8 months back

                                                            It's idiotic that patenting natural genes was ever allowed. It goes against the very concept of patents. Patents are meant to cover only *inventions,* not discoveries.

                                                            • Rishi Gunness
                                                              Rishi Gunness  8 months back

                                                              very biased video and misleading as well. No one wants to stop people from making money for something they came up with or discovered but the problem is why do they have to charge soo much for it for something that does not cost nearly as much? if they own the patent then all revenue will go to them so they can charge a lower price and get 100% of the money and more people will be able to find out if they will get cancer or not . you should separate your facts from opinion so its easier to understand the real motive behind these videos

                                                              • Jaimie Rogers
                                                                Jaimie Rogers  8 months back

                                                                Imagine choosing an buying a genetically modified Gucci child

                                                                • Alex M
                                                                  Alex M  8 months back

                                                                  Gattaca movie: there a child was simply selected from combinations of sperm and eggs, allowing to tell 'it is you, only the best of you'. If edit directly, than the child is not offspring of a parent, more like adopted - which is fine for many, by the way.

                                                                  • Nathan Jarboe
                                                                    Nathan Jarboe  8 months back

                                                                    There huge negatives and positives of both sides of the arguments. It is great but it is hard to make the choice!

                                                                    • Nathan Jarboe
                                                                      Nathan Jarboe  8 months back

                                                                      This is such a challenging topic. I don’t want other people owning my genes! Then again, it was they who found it and developed it. They were the ones that found the cures for it. Ughh, this is such a controversial conflict that I have no answer for.

                                                                      • André
                                                                        André  9 months back

                                                                        Premiums >>> Patents

                                                                        • Xeno Phon
                                                                          Xeno Phon  9 months back

                                                                          You cannot patent genes or DNA, modified or not. Even thinking that you should be able to should have your business seized and liquidated and the patent office handing any out should be purged completely and remade.

                                                                          • Alpha Jay 3.0
                                                                            Alpha Jay 3.0  9 months back

                                                                            Patenting DNA, Never even thought that could be a possibility

                                                                            • UninstallingWindows
                                                                              UninstallingWindows  9 months back

                                                                              Gene sequences should not be patentable - however methods/changes to it should.
                                                                              E.g you should not be able to patent a gene sequence that causes breast cancer - but you should be able to patent "changes" to it that will cure breast cancer.

                                                                              • ChestyMD
                                                                                ChestyMD  9 months back

                                                                                I dont mind the patent, they worked their butt off for the discovery.....just charge a decent price.

                                                                                • stylesrj
                                                                                  stylesrj  3 months back

                                                                                  And what is a decent price? At cost?

                                                                              • Andy M
                                                                                Andy M  9 months back

                                                                                The discovery is subject to competitive offers for testing "if they are available" . If they are.........I doubt they will be giving the competitive version away.

                                                                                • Abhishek Sathe
                                                                                  Abhishek Sathe  9 months back

                                                                                  Imagine if Newton patented Gravity just because he discovered it. Lmao

                                                                                  • Rob H
                                                                                    Rob H  9 months back

                                                                                    roundup kills all plant life, it is non selective.

                                                                                    • Random Guy That Comments on Youtube videos

                                                                                      Unethical to not? ...what?

                                                                                      • Random Guy That Comments on Youtube videos

                                                                                        4000 bucks for a fucking test of a gene?
                                                                                        Doc, Send me to chemo.

                                                                                        • Harun Suaidi
                                                                                          Harun Suaidi  9 months back

                                                                                          How about limiting patents to, say, 5 years?

                                                                                          • vivek KR
                                                                                            vivek KR  10 months back

                                                                                            Is Posible genetic problem treatment..??

                                                                                            • Ares
                                                                                              Ares  10 months back

                                                                                              myriad is the actual incarnation of evil