Human Gene Patenting: Yes, Companies Can Own Your DNA

The idea of patenting a gene seems strange, and it's a practice that's made weirder by virtue of the fact that the genes of living humans can also be patented. How is this possible? And what are the potential pitfalls? Here's what you need to know about the current state of human gene patents — and why the current… » 12/27/12 9:00am 12/27/12 9:00am