Who Owns You?

 
 

Over the last 20 years, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has been issuing patents to universities and private companies on raw human genes.  One company or university is given a legal monopoly over a molecule that is inside every human being and many other animals.  This documentary explores the legal, ethical, and clinical ramifications of human gene patenting.

 

Do People Still Have The Rights To Their Own Bodies?