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Legality and DNA

Legality and DNA

by Henna Hundal

Do you own your own DNA? At first, the question may seem nothing short of rhetorical. After all, if you don’t have rights to your own genetic code, what can you call yours? But in the current state of affairs, with private companies patenting the “isolation” of genes and state screening programs storing DNA information in databases for years on end, ownership becomes a key issue.

The tension runs deeper than between the individual...

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