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---- Google ".biggest threat to privacy." in Genetics DB Plan
Demaestro - 4:53 pm on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)
biggest threat to genetic privacy
I didn't know that genes had privacy rights.
So I have read the article and I learned some new terms/words
monopolisation of genetic resources
Those are some good words, I wonder who came up with them.
Not sure why this is a concern for some. I don't see the harm in being able to look up the genes of the tulip, or the tazmanian devil. The scientist they are collborating with has done some real good for the planet. Erradicating pollio, smallpox, blindness.
What are they worried about protecting? How is this over the line? In countries with a low standard of education it would be nice for those without the books but with the drive to teach themselves using this data.