Research paper on gene patents Part 6
No matter the outcome of this trial, it will have repercussions far beyond it. Medical research may hinge on the ability to freely conduct testing without the hindrance of getting permission and paying a fee to patent holders. It may seem like hyperbole but medical research as we know it today may grind to a fault while different organizations and groups try to find and patent every gene they can. For some the benefits of such an outcome outweigh the risks, due to the fact that we will know more about the human body and what causes certain diseases. That may be true but consider the following situation; a group of genes which serve as the linchpin of all cancers is discovered and patented by three or more laboratories. In order for any other labs to conduct research they would need to get permission and pay licensing fees to all involved. This would create a nightmare scenario wherein only the richest among us would be able to get tested. Thus you would create a master race not due to their strengths but due to the amount of money they have.
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Re: Research paper on gene patents Part 6
Is this American English? If not, 'No matter the outcome' doesn't work; 'No matter what the outcome is/may be...' or 'Regardless of the outcome...'.
Originally Posted by negdcom
And the last sentence is a mess. Strength and wealth explain the characteristics of the master race. The race is not due to anything; its creation is. And the creation is 'due not to A but to B' - no need to repeat the 'due to'.
I don't have time to go through the references. ;-)