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Jolie’s double mastectomy highlights Supreme Court 'cancer gene' patent battle

14.05.2013 17:53

Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy revelation had the unintended side-effect of boosting the share price for the biotech firm that owns the patent to her “breast cancer gene,” highlighting an ongoing US Supreme Court battle over the right to patent life.

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Anonymous user 26.06.2013 04:43

the test seems ok to patent , but not the gene

Anonymous user 14.06.2013 04:33

This is nuts. "lets make as much money off of sickness", this will balloon to suffocate society.

Anonymous user 01.06.2013 23:31

this sounds illegal you cannot monopolies a single breast cancer genome?

 

Louisa Tanner Munson 29.05.2013 16:21

Gene patenting does not make me feel Jolie

Anonymous user 16.05.2013 14:29

I can't believe that lab tech is wearing shorts!

Anonymous user 16.05.2013 12:21

If we would stop consuming all the GMO's in the USA most health problems would go away !!!!!!

Anonymous user 15.05.2013 21:38

Everyone carries BRCA1 in their bodies. It is a DNA repair mechanism. Dr.'s look at mutations to it.

Anonymous user 15.05.2013 19:59

Life is cheap in America. Get used to it or do something about it.

Anonymous user 15.05.2013 19:20

How stupid some people are no matter who they are and where they are!

Anonymous user 15.05.2013 17:48

Jolie's double mastectomy highlights her Supreme Stupidity.

Anonymous user 15.05.2013 16:27

Angee, say Hi to Brad in there. cheers, hope you get well soon, although your dad is a zio-scumbag.

Anonymous user 15.05.2013 14:54

Such a cia spook, this jolie is. Trying to patent Your genes. We got problems!

Anonymous user 15.05.2013 14:34

And Myriad has enough reasons to lie...

Anonymous user 15.05.2013 14:32

Since nobody else is allowed to test her for BRCA1 nobody can check whether the diagnosis is true.

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