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Don,

Unlike the Waxman "we want everything for free" group, this group of 40 representatives understands the "reality" and global economic importance of not giving away the R&D expended by America's biosimilars business, including to global competitors outside U.S. shores.

Marsha Blackburn Voted FOR:
Omnibus Appropriations, Special Education, Global AIDS Initiative, Job Training, Unemployment Benefits, Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations, Agriculture Appropriations, FY2004 Foreign Operations Appropriations, U.S.-Singapore Trade, U.S.-Chile Trade, Supplemental Spending for Iraq & Afghanistan, Flood Insurance Reauthorization , Prescription Drug Benefit, Child Nutrition Programs, Surface Transportation, Job Training and Worker Services, Agriculture Appropriations, Foreign Aid, Debt Limit Increase, Fiscal 2005 Omnibus Appropriations, Vocational/Technical Training, Supplemental Appropriations, UN “Reforms.” Patriot Act Reauthorization, CAFTA, Katrina Hurricane-relief Appropriations, Head Start Funding, Line-item Rescission, Oman Trade Agreement, Military Tribunals, Electronic Surveillance, Head Start Funding, COPS Funding, Funding the REAL ID Act (National ID), Foreign Intelligence Surveillance, Thought Crimes “Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, Peru Free Trade Agreement, Economic Stimulus, Farm Bill (Veto Override), Warrantless Searches, Employee Verification Program, Body Imaging Screening, Patriot Act extension.

Marsha Blackburn Voted AGAINST:
Ban on UN Contributions, eliminate Millennium Challenge Account, WTO Withdrawal, UN Dues Decrease, Defunding the NAIS, Iran Military Operations defunding Iraq Troop Withdrawal, congress authorization of Iran Military Operations, Withdrawing U.S. Soldiers from Afghanistan.

Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
See her “blatantly unconstitutional” votes at :
http://mickeywhite.blogspot.com/2009/09/tn-congressman-marsha-blackburn-votes.html
Mickey

kev does this article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/16/health/16cancer.html?src=me&ref=general

Which outlines how they're now finding psuedo genes signal a new race to the patent office to patent psuedu genes? I presume they're talking about the introns that we've been discarding in the whole DNA patenting discussion. Perhaps you can shed a little bit of light on that as well if you're not too troubled for time.

"All these processes are so tightly intertwined that it is difficult to tell where one leaves off and another begins. With so much internal machinery, malignant tumors are now being compared to renegade organs sprouting inside the body. "

As a side note, after reading the parts of this paper before they posted that, that was exactly what it appeared to me like they were describing tumors as. Basically the body attempting to grow you a new organ and failing, while also causing massive damage to the rest of the body.

Dear 6:

More than a generation ago, Clement Markert at Yale said that "cancer is a disease of development." So I agree that cancer can be thought of as a dysfunctional return to programming, where the cancer cell grows uncontrollably; think about how a butterfly grows from the larva.

But no, I don't think pseudogenes will be patented. Methods for detecting miRNAs etc. yes, the pseudogenes themselves, no.

K.

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