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Comment This is great! (Score 5, Interesting) 146

This is great! But who owns the code? The NY Times article says that you aren't given your code, you have to view it through the company's viewer.

Also, who owns your genetic code in a larger sense?

I remember a funny science fiction story, which maybe isn't so funny anymore.

A football team attempted to patent the genetic code for one of it's star running backs, so they could clone him and assure the success of the franchise forever. When he complained, he was told he should have read the fine print of the contract better...

The football team's legal team were trumped, when his parents stepped up and proclaimed thier rights as the original creators of this particular bit of intellectual property...

(i feel inspired to sign up, this is my first post to slashdot, posting is fun!)

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