Religion and Gene Patenting

Science  06 Oct 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5233, pp. 52
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5233.52


The author responds to a statement opposing the patenting of life issued by religious leaders. He argues that, in contrast to this statement being a continuation of a long-standing conflict between religion and science, religious bodies have historically been supportive of science and that new channels of communication are opening between the two communities.