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A dominos effect for gene patents?


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A dominos effect for gene patents?

Egenis Co-Director Professor Steve Hughes continues his reflections on gene patents and the courts. Australia has now picked up the baton and is running in the contested debate over gene patents and their role in public healthcare and the bio-industries. As in the State of New York (see earlier comment 'Quo vadis gene patents?' below), and on similar grounds, opposition is being mounted in a case brought in the Australian Federal Court in Sydney to the patents relating to the BRCA gene variants associated with breast cancer. .


By E Genis, UK.


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