Duke University Study Suggests Gene Patents Don’t Advance Care for Patients

Pathologists already find it difficult to obtain gene patent licenses needed to offer multi-gene molecular diagnostic tests Patents on human genes are a major issue in pathology and clinical laboratory testing. Now a new report based on the study of the positive and negative consequences of gene patenting comes to the conclusion that patents on human genes tend to deter competition in the gene testing market more than they encourage further development of new technologies for measuring the...
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