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Could I copyright my DNA and then sue my children if I were to have some?

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@kurt@social.thiskurt.me You can't patent your DNA because it's naturally occurring, but if you genetically modified yourself, you could. Probably couldn't sue your children for existing, but you could sue them if they reproduced without your authorization. US patent law is weird as fuck.

@skysailor @InspectorCaracal Thanks now I know how to use weird gmo copyright laws for good by suing my children for giving me grandchildren.

Unless adding 75% of other DNA is somehow considered transformative.

@kurt @skysailor @InspectorCaracal Pretty sure transformative use only applies to copyright law and not patent law, but obv. Ciel would know better. :D

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