Good / Bad?
is this a good or a bad thing? most posts on here seem to either be of of the 'lets trust the lawyers, it will be al right' persuasion, or 'the sky is falling, you will get my dna molecules when you pry them from my cold dead hands!' view...
has anyone analysed this to see what full consequences of the ruling will be (if it stands as it is now, appeals depending, etc)
will this mean existing procedures or anything that uses those dna structures currently are affected? -if so that's bad (but wouldn't that by default be prior art?).
will this mean that lots of companies have an incentive to find out what parts of our dna does what, and for that the devils due of economic rights to those parts for a number of years we will now be able to cure diseases up until now uncurable? -more good than bad.
is this simply going to usher in a new era of dna and cell research? -def good
Will this imped other research in this area, research that would have been carried out without these patent rights? -bad bad bad
am I being too practical about this?