TED - Tania Simoncelli: How I took on the gene patent industry -- and won

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https://archive.org/details/TaniaSimoncelli_2014X
Editor: Petter Reinholdtsen
Category: Samfunn
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Length: 0:18:10 (filler)
First broadcast: May 4, 2017, 8:25 p.m.

Are human genes patentable? Back in 2005, when Tania Simoncelli first contemplated this complex question, US patent law said they were — which meant patent holders had the right to stop anyone from sequencing, testing or even looking at a patented gene. Troubled by the way this law both harmed patients and created a barrier to biomedical innovation, Simoncelli and her colleagues at the ACLU challenged it. In this riveting talk, hear the story of how they took a case everybody told them they would lose all the way to the Supreme Court.

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