Gene patents and licensing: Case studies prepared for the secretary's advisory committee on genetics, health, and society

Robert Cook-Deegan, Christopher Heaney

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Researchers at the Center for Public Genomics at Duke University analyzed how patenting and licensing affect clinical access to genetic testing in the United States. The research was requested by the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society. Conditions studied were breast and ovarian cancers, colon cancers, Alzheimer disease, cystic fibrosis, hearing loss, hereditary hemochromatosis, long QT syndrome, spinocerebellar ataxia, Tay-Sachs disease, and Canavan disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S1-S2
JournalGenetics in Medicine
Issue number4 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Apr 1 2010
Externally publishedYes



  • APC
  • Alzheimer disease
  • And Society
  • BRCA
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • FAP
  • Familial adenomatous polyposis
  • Genetic testing
  • Health
  • Intellectual property
  • Lynch syndrome
  • MSH
  • Myriad Genetics
  • Patents
  • Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics(clinical)

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