You may have heard debate in the news about whether or not parts of the human genome can actually be patented, but how much do you know about gene patents? Find out by taking this quick quiz!
Question 1 of 20
The four general purposes for patenting a gene are:
Question 2 of 20
The first gene patent was granted in:
Question 3 of 20
Approximately how many patents are there on human genes?
Question 4 of 20
Approximately how many patents are there that involve genetic material?
Question 5 of 20
What was the first recombinant genetic product to get a patent?
Question 6 of 20
To date, how many protein-coding genes have been identified by the International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium?
Question 7 of 20
Approximately what percent of human genes are patented?
Question 8 of 20
Roughly how many gene patent applications have been filed?
Question 9 of 20
What three conditions must exist for something to receive a patent? It must be:
Question 10 of 20
How long does a patent protect an invention?
Question 11 of 20
The most widely publicized gene patent controversy involved genes that predicted the risk of what?
Question 12 of 20
Which celebrity became involved in gene patent legislation around 2007?
Question 13 of 20
The Plant Patent Act, which allowed products of nature to be patented for the first time, was issued in which year?
Question 14 of 20
What famous court case set the stage for patenting living organisms?
Question 15 of 20
The Human Genome Project began in what year?
Question 16 of 20
What percentage of human DNA creates proteins that function as genes?
Question 17 of 20
How much did the National Institutes of Health (NIH) spend on genetics research from 2003 to 2007?
Question 18 of 20
Approximately how many genes are there in one human chromosome?
Question 19 of 20
If all the DNA in your cells was stretched out, it would go to the moon and back about how many times?
Question 20 of 20