HUMAN GENOME IS BILLIONS OF YEARS OLDER THAN MAN: A REEMPHASIS ON RANDOM DISTRIBUTION OF DNA SEQUENCES DURING EARLY PHASES OF EVOLUTION
H.K. GOSWAMI *
24, Kaushalnagar, P.O. Misrod, Bhopal (MP) 4201647, India
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
All whatever is happening in this kind of scientifically advancing technological race is gradually becoming unethically-scientific. Discoveries can not, but inventions (man made ) can be patented!. The year 2005 was marked the 25th anniversary of the landmark court decision that opened a floodgate of patenting on both DNA and even whole organism. Ethical issues about patenting life have been taken seriously in several countries. After all how can you patent a gene in a chromosome which is not man made ? . A gene that has been cloned, is a “chemical photocopy”/ or a pirated copy of the original gene. So a gene in the test tube can be patented but the right for “owning the gene in form and function” of the original gene present inside the cell on account of patenting would be a totally unqualified claim or gross misinterpretation of the scientific discoveries. Patent for a gene can not amount to patent of that gene present in other organisms; this needs serious concern by all those who realize the marvelous mystry of Biological Evolution. As very well documented by now, copies of DNA stretches have been randomly distributed among variety of organisms during evolution and these can not be exclusive acquisitions of any one organism. Unity and Diversity are the inherent and vital parts of all organisms that exist or that had had existed in the distant past, and also, will exist on this planet in future.
Keywords: Evolutionary genetics, Human Genome, Comparative genomics, Random dispersal of genes in evolution, Bioinformatics