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  •  my understanding is this goes well beyond (5+ / 0-)

    the issue of breast cancer, and will also apply to testing for Tay-Sachs, a condition which is devastating for couples of E. European Jewish background who may conceive a child that has it.

    "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

    by teacherken on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 11:09:44 AM PDT

    •  Yes (3+ / 0-)
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      Will apply to any patent on an isolated gene - all are now invalid.  There are many other gene patents out there - although most were not as tightly controlled as Myriad's, meaning they were more widely licensed.  Nonetheless, they're now invalid.

      Women won the right to vote less than 100 years ago. Don't take anything for granted.

      by Athena on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 12:28:47 PM PDT

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    •  Yes, I think it means that patented diagnostic (2+ / 0-)
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      catwho, avsp

      methods will still exist, but that other diagnostic methods can be developed that rely on the same genetic changes.

      IOW, I think it means people will be able to get a second opinion.

      Not an attorney (please don't quote me).

      "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

      by LilithGardener on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 12:32:57 PM PDT

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