Genes For Sale

Living on Earth
The World
What if someone took your DNA, cloned it in a lab and then claimed it as their rightful property? Sounds like science fiction but it's already happened. Rapid advances in biotechnology raise concerns about the ownership of genetic material. Living on Earth re-airs our 1995 award-winning piece "Who Owns Life? Patenting Human Genes" by reporter Bob Carty. Host Jeff Young then follows up with Pat Mooney, a source in the piece. Mooney is the executive director of ETC (Etcetera) Group, a Canadian watchdog organization that tracks international issues of property rights of genetic material.
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