DNA alkanee olla kauppatavaraa.
Jos tekee USA:laisessa firmassa esim. sukututkimustarkoitusessa DNA-testin, kuka omistaa näytteen, kun joku toinen firma kuitenkin varmasti ostaa kyseisen putiikin.
Omistaako ulkomaalainen firma suomalaisten verinäytteet, kun se ostaa jonkun suomalaisen terveydenhoitoalan yrityksen ( onko niitä enää suomalaisomistuksessa?)?
While the data of this extensive research has been stored in CNR’s Institute of Genetic and Biomedical Research in Sassari and in another laboratory owned by Shardna Life Science Research Company, the study has many ownership complexities involved and with this theft allegation the matters have gotten worse.
As this story developed in Italy, the details of the firms involved in this research sparked anger from the locals who had taken part in the research solely for public interest. This recent uproar is the result of involving foreign firms in the research for monetary profits.
While Parco Genos started working as a non-profit firm owned by local government bodies, it is now a privately owned firm. However, what triggered anger amongst the people was the change of Shardna Life Science’s ownership. It was in July this year when UK-based biotechnology company “Tiziana Life Sciences” purchased the key assets of Shardna for €258,000, which means the research on the longevity genes of the Sardinian population will directly be owned by Tiziana Life Sciences. In relation to this, a member of Tiziana’s Scientific Advisory Board said: “The acquisition of Shardna represents an opportunity to study a unique collection of DNA samples from a homogeneous and well-characterized population. This could advance our understanding of aging and other key pathophysiological processes and potentially result in diagnostic and therapeutic advances.”