Could your kid be a sports star? Doctors criticize genetic tests that claim to have the answer

by jeeg 12. March 2011 02:59
Was your kid born to be an elite athlete? Marketers of genetic tests claim the answer is in mail-order kits costing less than $200. Some customers say the test results help them steer their children to appropriate sports. But skeptical doctors and ethicists say the tests are putting profit be... [More]

AMA Adopts Anti-Gene Patent Policy

by jeeg 29. June 2010 00:13
The American Medical Association opposes the patenting of human genes and related naturally occurring mutations, according to policy adopted June 15 at the organization's Annual Meeting. "Genes are not legitimately patentable matter," said Raymond Lewandowski, MD, of Corpus Christi, Texas, who pr... [More]
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