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(BBC)   Think Big Pharma has too much power now? GlaxoSmithKline just bought THE HUMAN GENOME   ( divider line
    More: Scary, Bristol-Myers Squibb, biotechnology company, GlaxoSmithKline, GSK, lupus, drug companies, HGS, AstraZeneca  
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13956 clicks; posted to Main » on 18 Jul 2012 at 9:30 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-07-18 09:50:28 PM  
5 votes:
That's nothing. I just bought Mars.

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2012-07-19 11:43:00 AM  
2 votes:
Behold, their new logo:
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2012-07-18 10:40:27 PM  
2 votes:
You can have my genome when you pry it from my cold dead hands.

Or my hairbrush. Or my toothbrush. Or that glass I was drinking from.

2012-07-18 09:38:13 PM  
2 votes:

D_Evans45: Just to the right of the article:
"GlaxoSmithKline is to pay $3bn (£1.9bn) in the largest healthcare fraud settlement in US history."

C'mon, you can totally trust them with your genome. No way they would ever pull any shenanigans with it.
2012-07-18 09:36:58 PM  
2 votes:
Fark please stop adding typos to my comments after i carefully preview them and proofread them multiple times. Thanks.

2012-07-18 09:36:38 PM  
2 votes:
GSK will gain control of Benlysta, which treats the immune system disorder lupus

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Just getting that out of the way.
2012-07-18 09:35:28 PM  
2 votes:
And Uncle Sam handed themselves a patent for 'cannabinoids as neuroprotectants/antioxidants,' despite that pesky, stupid, illogical -- oh, what? You mean they still classify cannabis as scheddule 1, 'no medicinal value'?

//i can feel my 2nd amendment getting hard...
/this guy would be retarded or dead if not for cannabinoids 'as neuroprotectants'
2012-07-19 08:21:56 AM  
1 vote:
So... with a PhD in biology, is this a good time to go to the dark side and work for Big Pharma?
2012-07-19 08:12:49 AM  
1 vote:
I believe I can show prior art that would invalidate this patent. I've had the human genome for years.
2012-07-19 07:45:05 AM  
1 vote:

Danger Avoid Death: I'm not getting worried until the Umbrella Corporation gets involved.

I look foward to this:
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This, not so much:
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2012-07-19 06:17:02 AM  
1 vote:
To map the very stuff of life; to look into the genetic mirror and watch a million generations march past. That, friends, is both our curse and our proudest achievement. For it is in reaching to our beginnings that we begin to learn who we truly are.
Academician Prokhor Zakharov, "Address to the Faculty"

Meh, +1 talents per base and immunity to an attack that no one uses any ways.
2012-07-19 02:24:43 AM  
1 vote:
You all just don't get it do you? Who do you think runs Congress? Big Pharma. It's the big pharmaceutical companies that make all the big decisions. Big Pharma paves your roads. Big Pharma delivers your mail. Who do you think teaches your kids how to read? Teachers? Try again: Big Pharma. Big Pharma took us to war in Vietnam, synthesized crack, and killed Kennedy. Big Pharma came from outer space, invented Ben Franklin, started a liiiiittle company called... The Internet. Big Pharma polluted the oceans with high-fructose corn syrup. They're everywhere. Don't you get it? Even your heart medication is made by Big Pharma.
2012-07-18 11:40:23 PM  
1 vote:
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Must be getting a kick outta this.
2012-07-18 11:11:57 PM  
1 vote:

Friend of the Devil: Wow, in the first 49 comments only like 4 people read the article (and/or know anything about biotechnology).

Human Genome Sciences is a biotech company based in Rockville, MD.

The human genome was sequenced by the Human Genome Project and was funded by the U.S. government (meaning the sequence is in the public domain; I believe you can download it).

I will concede that the BBC gave the article a very misleading headline though, one which could have easily been corrected with the addition of the word Sciences.

Lighten up, francis. We understand that it's a strictly corporate venture, one company buying another.

/doesn't mean we can't have fun with the implications of the headline.
2012-07-18 10:31:32 PM  
1 vote:
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Wonders what all the fuss is about.
2012-07-18 10:04:58 PM  
1 vote:
Gyrfalcon: GleeUnit: Subby has proven very effective in this case in illustrating how many Farkers take the time to actually RTFA.

Come on....I like the idea that they could buy the actual human genome.

I, too came to complain that you've all been trolled and no one was rtfa but on the other hand if they bought the human genome maybe I could one day have my own replicant

/my own sexy SEXY replicant
2012-07-18 10:04:32 PM  
1 vote:

/someone had to do it.
2012-07-18 10:04:15 PM  
1 vote:
D_Evans45: /You know, chemically

As long as there's no.... flipper babies!

/there have been a few flipper babies
2012-07-18 09:56:50 PM  
1 vote:
I have this vision of Big Pharma researchers going into villages the world order to look for new unique genes, and as soon as they're gone, mercenaries move in and wipe the village off the map to protect the patents.
2012-07-18 09:46:39 PM  
1 vote:
its just a weed man...
2012-07-18 09:45:47 PM  
1 vote:
So does this mean they own all children born from hence forth?

Or do parents have to pay them royalties?

Maybe they will send lawyers after women for infringing on their intellectual property.

Do I still own my semen?
2012-07-18 09:40:32 PM  
1 vote:
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all your genes are belong to us
2012-07-18 09:38:02 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-07-18 09:36:26 PM  
1 vote:
PonceAlyosha: From who, exactly? When do I get my share of the check?

that's a good question. who the fark owned it before?
2012-07-18 09:31:52 PM  
1 vote:
From who, exactly? When do I get my share of the check?
2012-07-18 09:25:33 PM  
1 vote:
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this will get out of hand...yadda yadda yadda
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