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NY Times : A Case of Letting the Gene Out of the Bottle

"In the future, when someone's susceptibility to, say, breast cancer is cured with a patented gene therapy, Mr. Magnus said, the patient is not patentable nor are her children. But the repaired genes are the scientist's patented genes, he said. Noting that it would be a "public relations disaster," Mr. Magnus nonetheless noted that 'it may be legally possible for the scientist to restrict your right to have children and pass on the patented genes, without his permission.' "

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