|MadSci Network: Genetics|
I'm trying to understand whether everyone who has breast cancer has it because they have one of the two sequences you mentioned in one of your responses to someone who asked about breast cancer. If so, then how is it that the gene for breast cancer is patented? As I'm thinking that it wouldn't be unique and that patents are for unique technologies or applicable discoveries. Also, if its the same for everyone, then how can one company own its patent? Wouldn't it be the same thing as owning DNA for a healthy breast, eye color, or some other common genetic sequence?
Re: Is a gene sequence that cause disease the same sequence in everyone?
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