Shobita Parthasarathy interviewed by NPR in "Patenting Genes"
June 3, 2009
Shobita Parthasarathy participated in an NPR interview on intellectual property and gene patents as part of the Kojo Nnamdi Show on DC's NPR station, WAMU. The NPR panel was set up in response to a suit that was recently filed by the ACLU and other plaintiffs opposing the granting of patents on breast cancer genes. The suit was filed against Myriad Genetics – which owns the patents – and the U.S. patent office.