Published in Medical Device Law Weekly, March 7th, 2004
The move is part of a wider battle between researchers working for publicly funded projects and those in private companies, which want to secure the patents for commercial gain. In the United States, the biotechnology company Myriad Genetics of Salt Lake City, Utah, has patents on the gene.
The idea of patenting genes is contentious and some scientists believe that the stuff of life itself should not be...
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