UK's National Health Service opens up all patient records in its system for medical research

by jeeg 11. September 2012 20:47
A revolution in medical research in Britain is to give academics and the life sciences industry unparalleled access to the cradle-to-grave health records of about 52 million people in England. Studies of NHS records first revealed the dangers of thalidomide; established an association between power... [More]

NHS ignores gene patents, experts say

by jeeg 8. August 2011 23:49
Genetic testing laboratories in the National Health Service are deliberately ignoring most patents on DNA, experts told a meeting in London on Friday. “The view from the NHS is that, for diagnostics, gene patents are unacceptable, unenforceable and detrimental to the delivery of patient... [More]
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