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I am an honours graduate (BSc. Hons. Strath-Glasgow) coupled with an MBA-ICG (Paris) , experienced, Metallurgist - Materials Scientist and Engineer & Manager turned Consultant & Blogger. I specialised in Superalloys (aero-engine_Seminal Work peer reviewed & published IOM3_MST, Feb.1985, the 2nd issue of this now well known journal dedicated to the fundamental aspects in our multidisciplinary subject area ) My experience over a wide range of Special Alloys is extensive. (Cryogenic,Controlled Expansion-Dilatometric,Magnetic, Corrosion Resistant Grades and finally HSLA-Aircraft Undercarriage. (Great Stuff-I was lucky) My responibilities were especially in Melting & Refining to 1st Forming stage. Responsibilities include QC,QA & Accounting, Melt/Remelt Process  & Products, R&D.  Bilingual English-French. 
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Monday, 30 January 2012

Gene Patents a laymans informed advice to legislators, Author M. Crichton's end-notes in his book NEXT

In my last post in my blog " No_Holds_Bard " entitled "Top Quotes-Quotes from novels - Mickael Crichton's thriller entitled NEXT_Realistic vs Dishonesty

I referenced Crichton's end notes on Genes Patenting. I believe this to be a serious enough issue to reproduce Crichton's well thought through main point conclusions. Of course he fully develops arguments in detail at the end of his thriller, NEXT.

Crichton's 5 point advice on gene patenting and tissue ownership.

1. Stop patenting genes!

2. Establish clear guidelines for the use of human tissues.
3. Pass laws to ensure that data about gene testing is made public.
4. Avoid bans on research.
5. Rescind the Bayh-Dole Act.