DailyDirt: Genetic Discoveries And The Internet

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The internet, which now connects almost everything in the world, has changed every aspect of the way we live, work, and socialize. It has also changed the way we do science, particularly in facilitating the dissemination of research results, but also in enabling scientific discoveries in ways previously unheard of. Here are a few examples of how the internet has affected (and even effected) genetic research. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, Mar 26th, 2013 @ 5:04pm

    DNA will be patented!

    Pretty soon, no one will own their own DNA... and we'll have to pay some biotech in order to procreate.

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    Dennis S. (profile), Mar 26th, 2013 @ 5:05pm

    A somewhat related article about genes and patents.

    Cornell University
    Weill Cornell Medical College
    March 25, 2013
    You Don't "Own" Your Own Genes
    Researchers Raise Alarm about Loss of Individual "Genomic Liberty" Due to Gene Patents That May Impact the Era of Personalized Medicine

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  3. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, Mar 26th, 2013 @ 9:06pm

    brings new meaning...

    "Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
    I owe my soul to the company's store."

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

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