myowndesertplaces:

How Team Science Mega Force spends a night in: Lights every candle Felix owns for mood lighting. Takes blood samples.


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cheatercheater-compulsiveeater:

I relate to this on a spiritual level


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c-estmabiologie:

dreadlockedsciencegeek:

bcrebel replied to your post “the legal status of natural vs synthetic dna proceeding with the next…”

Well, human cloning is still illegal, and I can’t see a court upholding a claim on a living person regardless. Modified or not. I mean it keeps the plot point relevant, and is super…

In 2013, the US Supreme court barred patenting human genes (because patenting genes such as BRCA1 and BRCA2 has led to research impediments, for an example); HOWEVER, it is still legal to patent synthetic genes, which is what we are seeing in the case of our clones.

Canadian patent law is a little different. It denies patent protection to “higher life forms” (i.e., humans) for carrying tailored genes, but the genes themselves can apparently be patented. I haven’t found any info re: patenting synthetic genes in Canada, but since a synthetic gene is likely considered an “invention”, it can most likely be patented.


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bcrebel:

dreadlockedsciencegeek:

bcrebel replied to your post “the legal status of natural vs synthetic dna proceeding with the next…”

Well, human cloning is still illegal, and I can’t see a court upholding a claim on a living person regardless. Modified or not. I mean it keeps the plot point relevant, and is super interesting, but…

natural-variation’s suggested that there’s some gene in them that’s been patented—maybe the new court case has created a loophole of some sort? I mean I guess we’re going to have to wait and see how they play it—probably some suspension of disbelief required. eh.

Well, they could claim the synthetic gene if someone else were attempting to reproduce it commercially or something like that. I’m just not sure they’d have any success trying to claim ownership of a person.

Like, if you use the real world example (that is already a huge legal grey area) of say Monsanto or some other big company suing a farmer because their patented modified crops cross-pollinated and are now growing in that farmer’s field, that’s a different situation that claiming rights to a person. In the case of the plants they’re already legally viewed as property in the first place before you start dealing with what can and can’t be patented, or where those patents apply. Humans on the other hand are not.

hmmmmmm, interesting.

(could there be a point at which certain key parts of their DNA have been modified so that they’re no longer legally human?)


heart beneath the skin (was it all in vain?) | An Orphan Black fic

helenamanning1:

DID YOU THINK I WOULDN’T IMMEDIATELY START WRITING AFTER THE PREMIERE BECAUSE YOU ARE WRONG

[tw: abuse, very brief mention of suicide, blood]

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It is a long walk. It gives her time to think.

Sarah had made a phone call – said my daughter, said live. So. Kira is alive. Good.

Helena has a lot of blood on her hands. Right now, most of it is her own (there is a joke there, maybe, but not one Helena wants to even think about). If it was Kira’s blood Helena’s not sure she could keep walking forward, step after step after step, her boots dragging against the ground, the smell of her sister’s shirt floating around her head like a vision from God.

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cosima teaching sarah how to act like her
cosima: sarah that's a horrible impersination of me
sarah: [flails hands]
cosima: sarah i do not-
sarah: [flails hands faster]
cosima: sarah-
sarah: [FLAILS HANDS SO HARD SHE TAKES FLIGHT]

Sarah + impersonating her genetic identicals








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