Catalyst – The Genius of Junk (DNA)

In Archive by Fredy Ore

Here is the transcript of last weeks (Thurs 10 July) ABC’s Catalyst science programme, Genius of Junk, which covered the patenting of Junk DNA.

The television programme commented on Dr. Malcolm Simons (North Geelong, Victoria) and his controversial process of owning the patent rights to the junk fragments of DNA material (the non-coding part of our DNA) and stiring up the science community on the topic of control and ownership of our genetic material.