Sorry, Stephen Colbert: Gene Patents Are Unlawful

Last night, Stephen Colbert railed against the ACLU's lawsuit against Myriad Genetics, which control patents on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 human genes, which are associated with breast and ovarian cancer. Last month, a federal district court judge ruled that these patents are invalid.

Colbert sent us a message: "Just a quick side-note to the ACLU: you might not want to make enemies of the people who own cancer." He then showed a clip of the 60 Minutes segment about our case, and asked: "why cure cancer if you can't make a buck off of it?"

We're all for capitalism, Stephen, but not when it sacrifices women's health and scientific freedom.

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Marc

Umm...you do realize his show is satire don't you? Or are you guys as clueless as my Republican father?

Anonymous

Satire, anyone?

Anonymous

I think that he was being satirical.

Anonymous

You realize what sarcasm is, right? Colbert was in no way supporting selling cancer.

Anonymous

Just to clarify, I 100% agree that gene patents are unlawful and wrong.

Anonymous

Good grief. You DO know that Colbert is a parody act, right?

Anonymous

You have got to be the most humorless people on the planet. It never occured to you that Mr. Colbert was making a parody of capitalist greed?

Anonymous

Stephen Colbert was making a joke! he was endorsing the ACLU's side in the matter! who doesn't yet get the fact that the guy's act is farce?

Anonymous

im sure he meant it in jest, that is the style of his show...comically criticizing things he supports.

Anonymous

Suzanne, I think you might be sarcasm-impaired. Do you watch the show at any other times?

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