US supreme court to hear DNA-rights case

Justices to rule whether individual human genes can be owned by medical corporations.

    The highest court in the US is considering whether individual human genes can be owned by medical corporations.

    The case centres on genes discovered by private researchers, which have been linked to cancer.

    But opponents say the products of nature, should belong to everyone.

    Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports from Washington.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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