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.