Center for Bioethics Papers

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

October 1998


Dr. McGee presents a cogent argument for the patentability of the diagnosis of gene forms that are found to be associated with disease or other phenotypic manifestations. We’re convinced he’s wrong. An analogy will help explain why.


© Cambridge University Press 1998. Reprinted from Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, Volume 7, Issue 4, October 1998, pages 425-428. Publisher URL:



Date Posted: 21 May 2007

This document has been peer reviewed.