5 things to know about how corporations block access to everything from miracle drugs to scientific research

By Lynn Stuart Parramore

“Should a company be able to patent a breast cancer gene? What about a species of soybean? How about a tool for basic scientific research? Or even a patent for acquiring patents (see:¬†Halliburton)?

Intellectual property rights are supposed to help inventors bring good things to life, but there‚Äôs increasing concern that they may be keeping us from getting the things we need.”…

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