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4 Years Post-Gene Patents: How Has Life Changed In The Genomics World?

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4 Years Post-Gene Patents: How Has Life Changed In The Genomics World?

Four years ago today, in a landmark decision, the Supreme Court of the United States, in a unanimous 9-0 decision banned gene patents.  What has changed in the genomics world in these past four years?  And what changes are yet to come? Within 5 hours of the decision, laboratories began offering genetic testing for mutations…

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For $249, Shouldn’t We All Have the Cancer Gene Panel?

Color Genomics just announced that for a mere $249 they are offering genetic testing for a panel of genes that will include BRCA1, BRCA2 and 17 other genes associated with cancer risk. Considering that the lead competitor in this space offers their cancer gene panel for more than $4000, you can see why this announcement…

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