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Text of the Genomic Research and Accessibility Act

This bill was introduced on February 9, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 09, 2007 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 977

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 9, 2007

(for himself and Mr. Weldon of Florida) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title 35, United States Code, to prohibit the patenting of human genetic material.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Genomic Research and Accessibility Act.

2.

Prohibition on patent of human genetic material

(a)

In general

Chapter 10 of title 35, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

106.

Prohibition on patent of human genetic material

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no patent may be obtained for a nucleotide sequence, or its functions or correlations, or the naturally occurring products it specifies.

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(b)

Table of contents

The table of sections of chapter 10 of title 35, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

106. Prohibition on patent of human genetic material.

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(c)

Applicability

The amendment made by subsection (a) shall not apply to a patent issued before the date of the enactment of this Act.