Gene Property - Who owns your body?

Wednesday 8 September 2010 @ 3.57 p.m. | IP & Media

Four Corners have investigated the fascinating new development in the legal and scientific fields in a report that aired on Monday night called Body Corporate. The report asks the powerful question: should we allow individuals and corporations to patent genes?

Patents could assist in rewarding medical research, giving research companies necessary funding. The use of a patented gene however, is often at the expense of the patients.

Do you think corporations should be allowed to patent genes? Is it the new tax for medical advancement?

To find out more, you can read an overview of this program on the Four Corners website. Body Corporate will be repeated on Friday (10th September) and Saturday (11th September) at 10.00pm and 2.30pm on ABC News 24.

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