I watched a television program the other night called the "Power of Genetics".  Although it was obviously a few years old, just listening to it set my spider senses to tingling.

There was the talk about cloning (animals and people), the gene therapies for comestic purposes (baldness), genetic engineering, human immortality, and, of course, the obligatory scientist-CEO with the thinly-veiled hope that they would soon be filthy rich running a bio-tech firm.

I'm not sure I understand the almost giddy attitude amongst these scientist/researchers regarding the patenting of animals and genetic products.  While I can certainly appreciate the import of the knowledge being gained .... why do I feel like I'm in the presence of hundreds of Dr. Frankensteins?

Is it just me, or are these people whackos?