Weighing Surgeries in Light of a Breast Cancer Gene

by jeeg 9. October 2013 01:08
When Tracy Dunbrook, a bioethicist in Sherman, Conn., tested positive for the BRCA gene mutation, she was told she had a 40 to 60 percent chance of developing ovarian cancer in her lifetime. Doctors advised her to have her ovaries removed. She considered going further and having a hysterectom... [More]

Bid to halt patenting of genes in Australia

by jeeg 8. June 2010 00:02
A landmark court case is set to challenge the legality of an Australian-issued patent for a breast and ovarian cancer gene. If successful, the case could set a precedent leading to other gene patents being overturned. The case could also strengthen calls by researchers, doctors and heal... [More]
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