ERIC LANDER: No, no, no. You see the patent guidelines are very unclear.I don't object to giving somebody that limited-time monopoly when they'vereally invented a cure for a disease, some really important therapy. I doobject to giving a monopoly when somebody has simply described a couple hundredletters of a gene, has no idea what use you could have in medicine. Becausewhat's going to happen is you've given away that precious monopoly to somebodywho's done a little bit of work. And then the people who want to come along anddo a lot of work, to turn it into a therapy, well they've got to go pay theperson who already owns it. I think it's a bad deal for society.
ERIC LANDER: You come away from reading the genome recognizing that weare so similar to every other living thing on this planet. And every innovationin us—we didn't really invent it. These were all things inherited from ourancestors.
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TIM LORD: I would like to see a really aggressive push to develop a testfor hundreds of genetic diseases so that parents could be informed before theystarted to have children as to the dangers that face them. And I think it'swithin our grasp. Now that they've mapped the human genome, I mean, theinformation is there for people to begin to sort through. They're horrible,horrible, horrible diseases and if there's any way that you can be tested for awhole host of them and not have them affect a child, I think it's somethingthat we have to focus on.
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Since 2007, I've known that there was a 50/50 chance that I was a carrier for the mutation as well. But for complicated reasons, I avoided getting tested: I wanted to wait until I was in a stable place in my life. I wanted a career and a romantic partner before I knew. This summer, I finally did it, and I learned I had inherited the mutation, which is what I had always suspected deep down all along. All I needed to see was the faces of my doctors whenever I told them how old my mom was at her first diagnosis: the look was always the same, and it read, "You're doomed."
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TONY WHITE: That's publicly available data. I'm a taxpayer. Celera's ataxpayer. You know, it's publicly...why should we be excluded from getting it?I mean, again, are they creating it to give it to mankind except Celera? Isthat the idea? It isn't about us getting the data. It's about this academicjealousy. It's about the fact that our data, in combination with theirs, givesus a perceived, unfair advantage over this so-called "race."
Red Hawk Scans | [Not Really] Nisekoi Rantslations
ERIC LANDER: Whoever contributed this DNA, you can tell from thiswhether or not they might be at early risk for Alzheimer's disease, you cantell whether or not they might be at early risk for breast cancer. And there'sprobably about 2000 other things you can tell that we don't know how to tellyet but will be able to tell. And it's really incredibly unlikely that you cantell all that from this. But that's DNA for you. That apparently is the secretof life just hanging off there on the tube.
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ROBERT KRULWICH: But are they...if you bristle at the wordbusinessman, that might be because in some part of your soul, you may thinkthat the business of science and the business of business are fundamentallyincompatible for one simple reason—that the business has to sell something andthe science has to learn or teach something.