Monday is coming! What does that mean? The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in Association of Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics. If you still haven’t formed an opinion about the right for a company to own your DNA, take a look at this. And this. And this!
Do you want to join the conversation and make a statement about a company’s right to patent your DNA? Here are a few simple steps you can take in just a few minutes if your time is limited.
Step 1: RSVP for the Rally here. Even if your not physically in DC, you can sign up and we’ll be posting pictures/video from speeches at the steps of the Supreme Court!
Step 2: Join the conversation on our public Facebook Page for Young Previvors. We have created tons of blog posts and graphics for you to post on your own timelines. Please SHARE, Tweet, and Blog anything we have posted. Help us make a statement so that people understand the issues in this case. If you are on Twitter, follow us on Monday at hashtags #humangenepatents and #genomicliberty. Start up a conversation with your family about this.
Step 3: Sign this petition and tell the Supreme Court to overturn the patents. And this petition too!
Step 4: Make a donation to a brave scientist who has decided to defy Myriads patent and open up her research on the BRCA gene to the public. Here is her campaign. Tell me what you think!
Any one of these steps will make a difference. That is all! Just a few minutes of your time. And a few dollars.