Donna McLean of Bristol, Great Britain, reportedly became the first person to try and patent her own genes.
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Poet Attempts the Ultimate in Self-invention - Patenting Her Own Genes
A poet and casino waitress from Bristol, angered at the mass patenting of human genes by science and big business, is trying to become the first person to patent herself. By James Meek. [Guardian]
Who Owns Your Genes?
Patent article by William S. Ramsey, P.C. "Strange as it may seem, you or someone else can patent your genes."
US Firm Offers Stars DNA Copyright
"A US corporation is trying to persuade famous individuals to copyright their DNA." [BBC News] (August 15, 2001)
Canadian Attempts to Trademark Own Genes
Press release by Frank "Dr. Tomorrow" Ogden about his trademark application. (April 07, 2000)
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