“Gene Patents: Advancing Medicine or Capturing Humanity?” Sponsored by the Information Society Project

Published 23 March 12 01:26 PM | tyson 

February 14, 2012
Chris Hansen, attorney for the ACLU
Richard Marsh, General Counsel of Myriad Genetics
Rochelle Dreyfuss, Pauline Newman Professor of Law at NYU
Dr. Allen Bale, Director of the DNA Diagnostic Lab and Professor of Genetics at the Yale School of Medicine

On February 14, 2012, Yale Law School’s Information Society Project hosted the following panel discussion about gene patents at Yale Law School. Panelists included: Chris Hansen, attorney for the ACLU; Richard Marsh, General Counsel of Myriad Genetics; Rochelle Dreyfuss, Pauline Newman Professor of Law at NYU; and Dr. Allen Bale, Director of the DNA Diagnostic Lab and Professor of Genetics at the Yale School of Medicine. The panelists discussed whether human genes should be patentable. Is isolated DNA a "product of nature" or a "man-made invention?" Do gene patents on balance promote innovation or harm it?

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