Read this New York Times article written by Michael Chrichton under the title "Patenting life" Download file.
Write a paragraph that expresses your own opinion about this issue. Make sure to cover the following questions:
1. What are the implications of gene patenting on the health of certain individuals according to this article?
2. Do you think it is wrong to patent a newly-discovered gene? What if you are the one who discovered it? You can get a lot of money in royalties if somebody ran the analysis on this gene.
3. Should gene patenting be prevented or allowed and why?
Your answer should be written in a form of a paragraph and should contain 6-8 complex sentences ("Yeah, it should" would not do it).