The firms putting a copyright on cancer

The following is an edited excerpt.

Myriad Genetics has, for decades, been seen as the symbol of genomic greed. Ever since the Utah company patented the two major breast cancer genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2, in the Nineties, and a diagnostic test for them, it has defended those patents aggressively in a string of legal showdowns that have scared off companies trying to develop cheaper tests.

Not everyone, however, finds clarity or comfort in the judgment of the US Supreme Court on Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics.

Read the full story here: The firms putting a copyright on cancer

Outbreak
Outbreak Daily Digest
Biotech Facts & Fallacies
Talking Biotech
Genetics Unzipped
Infographic: What are mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and how do they work?

Infographic: What are mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and how do they work?

As of 1 December 2020, thirteen vaccines have reached the final stage of testing: where they are being given to ...
favicon

Environmental Working Group: EWG challenges safety of GMOs, food pesticide residues

Known by some as the "Environmental Worrying Group," EWG lobbies ...
m hansen

Michael Hansen: Architect of Consumers Union ongoing anti-GMO campaign

Michael K. Hansen (born 1956) is thought by critics to be ...
News on human & agricultural genetics and biotechnology delivered to your inbox.
glp menu logo outlined

Newsletter Subscription

Optional. Mail on special occasions.
Send this to a friend