Patents are an infringement of property rights, and gene patents are an especially bad idea. C4SIF Board Member David Koepsell makes this point in his Who Owns You? The Corporate Gold Rush to Patent Your Genes and in his upcoming documentary Who Owns You?1
Maybe the anti-IP message is gaining some traction: U.S. Says Genes Should Not Be Eligible for Patents (N.Y. Times). Predictably, this makes patent shill Gene Quinn apoplectic.