1. If they’re his cells and medically viable agents are being derived from his body, it seems intuitive to me that he should be the one to decide what’s done with it.

    — On today’s Fresh Air, bioethicist Harriet Washington details how genes and tissues are increasingly being patented by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Those firms, she argues, are focused more on their profits than on the medical needs of patients.

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