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Over the next few months, a member of the House of Representatives will be searching for a likeminded Senator who can introduce legislation similar to a bill currently stagnating in the House aimed at banning gene patenting.
 
The Congressman, Rep. Xavier Becerra, a Democrat from California, introduced the “Genomic Research and Accessibility Act” in February with Rep. Dave Weldon, a Republican from Florida, to “prohibit the patenting of human genetic material” in the US.
 

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