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Gene Patenting

Partial Victory For Breast Cancer Test Maker

AP | LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 06.14.2013 | Business

TRENTON, N.J. -- Shares of diagnostic test maker Myriad Genetics Inc. surged and then dove Thursday after the Supreme Court handed the company a parti...

Tenth Anniversary of the Mapping of the Human Genome: What It Means for Us All

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 06.16.2013 | Science
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

These miraculous discoveries present us with countless dilemmas and are far outpacing our abilities to grasp and address their ethical, legal and social implications. We need more public and professional education and attention to how it is affecting our lives and how it should affect our lives.

BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Patent Debate Reaches the U.S. Supreme Court: Why Everyone Should Care

Nancy Stordahl | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Stordahl

This ongoing debate on gene patents boils down to one simple question: Should anyone, in this case Myriad Genetics, be allowed to patent human genes? For me this case is personal.

Are DNA Patents Doomed?

| Posted 04.03.2012 | Healthy Living

By Ricki Lewis (Click here for the original article) DNA is special. Unlike other body parts, it holds information. Even discarding a blood spot o...

Gene Patenting Produces Profits, Not Cures

Harriet A. Washington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Harriet A. Washington

Why is the industry permitted to pursue profits unchecked by considerations of health or affordability?