There is something fundamentally wrong with allowing companies to own the rights to pieces of the human genome.
Take Back Our Genes
The government should not be granting private entities control over something as personal and basic to the human body as our genes. Moreover, granting patents that limit scientific research, learning and the free flow of information violates the First Amendment.
The ACLU petitioned the Supreme Court to hear our case challenging patents on two human genes related to breast and ovarian cancer. Stand with us and share your story.