Gene patents and licensing: case studies prepared for the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society.
Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics 2010 Apr; 12(4 Suppl): S1-2
Researchers at the Center for Public Genomics at Duke University analyzed how patenting and licensing affect clinical access to genetic testing in the United States. The research was requested by the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society. Conditions studied were breast and ovarian cancers, colon cancers, Alzheimer disease, cystic fibrosis, hearing loss, hereditary hemochromatosis, long QT syndrome, spinocerebellar ataxia, Tay-Sachs disease, and Canavan disease.
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