Question on Genetically Modifed DNA becoming property of patentee?

Michael Moore 18 December 2020

It has been established that mRNA alters the DNA of an individual. This brings up some concerns which should be explored.

Firstly what is mRNA and the difference between mRNA and DNA?

According to Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. “DNA stands for deoxyribonucleic acid, while RNA is ribonucleic acid. Although DNA and RNA both carry genetic information, there are quite a few differences between them.”

A quick summary of Differences Between DNA and RNA shows that DNA contains the sugar deoxyribose, while RNA contains the sugar ribose. The difference between ribose and deoxyribose is that ribose has one more -OH group than deoxyribose, which has -H attached to the second (2') carbon in the ring.

  • DNA is a double-stranded molecule, while RNA is a single-stranded molecule.

  • DNA is stable under alkaline conditions, while RNA is not stable.

DNA and RNA perform different functions in humans. DNA is responsible for storing and transferring genetic information, while RNA directly codes for amino acids and acts as a messenger between DNA and ribosomes to make proteins. It is the RNA that is used in Vaccines, including the COVID-19 Vaccines produced by AstraZenca, Moderna, CureVac (German Company), Pfizer and others.

So it is established that mRNA directly changes or modifies the DNA.

This brings up a concern. We are now entering the world of the genetic engineering. Given that mRNA is an unnatural synthetic biology ingredient which has been patented the question has to be asked.

Modifying DNA

So what does this all really mean? It means that the mRNA contained in a vaccine is used to alter and modify the basic DNA but how it affects the DNA structure and strands is somewhat disturbing, particularly in the long run.

‘In a nutshell, an RNA vaccine or mRNA (messenger RNA) vaccine is a new type of vaccine that transfects fragments of synthetic viral mRNA into human cells, which reprogram the cells to produce pathogen antigens (e.g. viral protein spikes or cancer antigens), which then stimulate an adaptive immune response against the pathogen. The mRNA molecule is held in a drug delivery vehicle, such as lipid nanoparticles, to protect the fragile mRNA strands, and aid their absorption into the human cells.’

If the RNA modifies the DNA of a body, does that DNA then also become unnatural and subject to the same patent as the RNA? And therefore the property of the patentee?

This question arose due to the actions in genetically modified food products and seeds. The Genetically modified (GMO) seeds and subsequent growth are subject to a patent (more often than not by Monsanto Chemicals who has a virtual monopoly on GMO foods and seeds) and those seeds and offspring of those seeds are the property of the company that owns the patent.

Original DNA cannot be patented of course but I wonder if anyone has explored the idea that DNA becomes legal property AFTER genetic modification?

If you are vaccinated with one of the vaccines containing mRNA, will your body then become the property of the pharmaceutical company?


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