Myriad Genetics News
Biotech Company and Patients Face Off to Gain Access to Their Genetic Tests
A Utah-based biotech company that had refused to let four patients access their full genetic information has reversed course, a day before the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint with the federal government on behalf of patients in general. Myriad Genetics provided the patients late
Myriad Supreme Court Ruling Leading to New Gene Tests
Morning Business Memo: New and cheaper forms of genetic testing for cancer and other diseases might be the result of Thursday’s patent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. In a unanimous decision, the court threw out some patents for Myriad Genetics, effectively ending the firm’s...
PM Note: Syria Crosses Red Line, Obama in No Hurry, Bill Clinton's Rwanda Amnesia
There Goes the Red Line – US Says Syrian Regime Used Chemical Weapons - But what next? While the likes of Sen. John McCain want “lethal aid” for rebel forces, the Obama administration said tonight it will not yet start arming the rebels or create...
Supreme Court Strikes Down BRCA Gene Patent
The Supreme Court ruled today that isolated human genes cannot be patented, a partial defeat for Myriad Genetics, a company that had been awarded patents on the so-called BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes in the 1990s. But the court said DNA molecules engineered by man -- including so-called "cDNAs" -- are
Will Angelina Jolie Boost Biotech Stocks?
While Angelina Jolie’s announcement on Tuesday that she had a double mastectomy after learning she carried a genetic predisposition for breast cancer raises awareness about genetic testing, analysts are skeptical that it will boost the stock prices in the biotech industry. “Obviously getting ...
Can You Patent Human Genes?
After battling breast cancer in 2008, Lisbeth Ceriani took on a whole new challenge. She joined a lawsuit against a biotechnology company she believed was blocking her ability to make informed decisions about her ongoing treatment. Myriad Genetics was awarded patents in the 1990s on two isolated
Health Highlights: May 13, 2009
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by editors of HealthDay: Scientist Held for Smuggling Ebola Research Vials Into U.S. A 42-year-old Canadian scientist has been arrested for smuggling 22 vials stolen from Canada's National Microbiology Lab, used in Ebola and
Split Realities for Sisters With Breast Cancer Gene
One Goes for Double Mastectomy to Pre-empt Cancer, the Other Contracts the Disease
'De-Tangling' Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise
Patients' cognition improved as medication rid brain of matted protein, researchers say.
Hopes Dashed for Alzheimer's Drug
Many Alzheimer's researchers deny that the failure of a promising remedy for the degenerative disease requires a return to the drawing board, saying the setback is not a death knell for drugs designed to target a protein in the brain considered the trigger for the disease. Still, doctors are