Bump Tracker: Nine Months of Big Data

by jeeg 20. August 2014 02:13
  Anne Morriss put down the phone and rushed to where her baby lay sleeping. She watched her newborn breathe for a minute before hurriedly picking up the phone, “He’s still alive,” she said shakily. Anne and her partner had returned home from the hospital with their newborn... [More]

Myriad’s gene patenting battle moves to next stage

by jeeg 27. October 2010 23:31
The second stage is now set in an epic legal question over a weighty and emotional matter of public policy: Whether patents connected to naturally occurring genes can be granted by the federal government. For Myriad Genetics, a lawsuit over its patents that concern two human genes related to ... [More]

Do-It-Yourself Gene Testing Threatens Myriad’s Monopoly

by jeeg 12. October 2010 23:48
Myriad Genetics sells an expensive genetic test for breast cancer risk for $3000. University of Maryland gene scientist Steven Salzberg thinks people should be able to do it at home  for free. He has created free software that analyzes the genome for 68 mutations in the&nb... [More]
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