Comment on the impact of gene patents and licensing practices on access to genetic testing: lessons from hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia.
Messner, Donna A.
Pyeritz, Reed E.
Bernhardt, Barbara A.
Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics 2010 Nov; 12(11): 746-8
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