Human genome: name your price

Weill Cornell Medical College researchers have issued a warning that, according to the patent system, the vast majority of humans on the planet don't 'own' their own genes, and in fact their biological make-up is being exploited for profit. Even seemingly innocent research into cow breeding can cover human genetic make-up.

Personal genetic medicine comes a step closer

A Stanford University professor has sequenced his entire genome in just two weeks, and for a cost of less than $50,000.