Archives for June 14, 2013

Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Human Genes Cannot Be Patented | PBS NewsHour | June 13, 2013 | PBS

“The justices unanimously ruled that a company cannot patent an isolated human gene. The case involved Myriad Genetics, a company that holds patents on genes correlated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, known as BRCA1 and BRCA2. Myriad sells the genetic tests for those cancers. In the majority opinion, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote: “Myriad found […]

The Descent: From Dr. King to Barack Obama | Black Agenda Report

“It is not too late, but it will require confronting our friends, colleagues and family members if we are to shake ourselves free from the strange, hypnotic trance that has gripped liberals and progressives of all stripes. Dr. King pointed us in the right direction just before he was assassinated when he reminded us that […]