Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Congress may allow patents on humans, vote tomorrow


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Remember Michael Crichton's Next, which he wrote to warn the public that people could be patented in this country. In the book, a company owned the DNA of the original person and, therefore, of all his descendents and  among other things, there were human/chimp mixes.  In his usual fashion, Crichton took what was possible to its logical conclusion.  The point was/is that, in the US, we need to spell out restrictions.

The U.S. House of Representatives will consider, probably Wednesday, June 15, the America Invents Act , H.R. 1249, a bill to update patent law. On the floor, the Manager's Amendment is expected to include a provision to prohibit the patenting of a human organism.

MESSAGE: "Please support the ban on patenting a human organism in H.R. 1249, and oppose any attempt to weaken or eliminate the provision. No member of the human species is mere property to be licensed, bought, or sold."


Congressman John W. Olver , 202-225-5335

Congressman Richard E. Neal, 202-225-5601

Congressman James P. McGovern, 202-225-6101

Congressman Barney Frank, 202-225-5931
Congressman Niki Tsongas, 202-225-3411
Congressman John F. Tierney, 202-225-8020
Congressman Edward J. Markey, 202-225-2836
Congressman Michael Capuano, 202-225-5111
Congressman Stephen F. Lynch, 202-225-8273
Congressman William D. Keating, 202-225-3111

It isn't hard to be outraged on this one.  Thanks!  Anne




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