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  • The red herring of human gene patents

    The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding. — Louis D. Brandeis Just a few words and little thought separate yet another stronghold of the American economy from ruin....
  • Gene patent case could impact patients, research

    Gene patent case could impact patients, research
    Every time a woman is tested for gene mutations linked to significantly higher rates of breast and ovarian cancer, her blood is sent to a lab in Utah. That's because Salt Lake City-based Myriad Genetics Inc. owns the patents to the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2...
  • Genetic cancer test often urged for wrong women

    Genetic cancer test often urged for wrong women
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Doctors are too quick to recommend expensive genetic counseling or testing for ovarian cancer, but at the same time often fail to refer women at high risk for the disease, government researchers said. Ovarian cancer isn't very common...
  • Utah-based Myriad can patent breast cancer genes: court

    Utah-based Myriad can patent breast cancer genes: court
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court affirmed the right of Myriad Genetics to patent two genes linked to breast cancer, overturning a lower court ruling that threatened a key element of the biotech business. The U.S. Court of Appeals for...
  • Genes are complex; gene patents might be more so

     
    Genetic research breakthroughs have come to be expected -- greeted with a sense of inevitability and the quiet assurance that science will ultimately puzzle out, then cure, human disease. But how those breakthroughs actually yield benefits is complicated....