Life in a captialist world is a non-ceasing conflict as to whether I am a person who is in possession of some rights to life. The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that natural human genes cannot be patented. It held that human DNA was a “product of nature” and a basic tool of scientific and technological work that was essential for the human race. It struck down an effort by Myriad Genetics and its effort to take possession of work on cancer. Gee, even silent man Clarence Thomas finally said something. “We hold that a naturallyoccuring DNA segment is a product of nature and not patent eligible merely because it has been isolated.”
I assume the Republican party will denounce this decision as one more example of “Big Government” interfering with the free enterprise system. What next, not allowing me to spank my kids!