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Biotech Firm Loses Supreme Court Fight To Patent Human Genes
2013-06-13 12:24:31

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A Salt Lake City, Utah-based genetics firm has lost a battle in court to keep a patent on naturally-occurring human genes. The US Supreme Court has shot down Myriad Genetics Inc.´s bid to patent breast and ovarian cancer genes, ruling that human genes cannot be patented. The decision has immediate benefits for some cancer patients but may have long-lasting repercussions for biotechnology research. The decision, written up...

2013-05-21 23:25:12

Recently, Angelina Jolie made headlines with news that she had a double mastectomy as a result of testing positive for the BRCA gene mutation, a gene that has been linked to breast and ovarian cancer. Women´s Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology now offers Myriad BRACAnalysis which tests for the BRCA1 & BRCA2 gene mutations. Lake Orion, Michigan (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 The star-power of Angelina Jolie is now shedding new light on BRCA gene mutations which have found to be...

Genetic Testing Pilot Program To Begin In The UK
2013-05-21 05:15:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As part of a public-private collaboration, a UK-based charitable foundation has announced a pilot program to genetically test patients for breast and ovarian cancer. “Recent advances in methods for reading the genetic code, known as sequencing, mean that looking for gene mutations is now faster and more affordable than ever before,” according to a statement from the Wellcome Trust. “There is now an opportunity to...

2013-05-20 23:04:32

Angelina Jolie´s recent news of opting to have a double mastectomy because she has the BRCA1 gene mutation shows how pertinent organizations such as Bright Pink® are to educating women about their choices for optimum health. Chicago (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) set out to raise $5,000 for Bright Pink®, the organization that empowers young women to be proactive with their breast and ovarian health, by the end of 2012. Thanks to its...

2013-05-16 23:32:55

Actress Angelina Jolie´s decision to undergo preventive surgery for breast cancer has sparked a frenzy of discussion regarding BRCA gene testing and the increasingly common preventive mastectomy. Did she make the right choice, and how young is “too young” to consider taking drastic action to avoid breast cancer? Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 The rate of women opting to undergo preventive mastectomies to avoid the risk of breast cancer has increased as much as 50...

2013-05-16 23:25:31

Jean LaMantia, Registered Dietitian, Cancer Survivor and Author of The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide and Cookbook, advises that women with and without the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations can all take preventative measures. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 While some women like Angelina Jolie are aware of their susceptibility to breast cancer and take action to prevent it, not all have the benefit of genetic testing that can forecast looming health risks. Breast cancer caused by...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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