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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...

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...

Patent Law For The Human Genome
2013-04-15 06:01:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Monday in a case that could determine whether or not human DNA can be patented, which could have a tremendous impact on genetic research, one way or the other. According to Reuters reporter Sharon Begley, “The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted patents on at least 4,000 human genes to companies, universities and others that have discovered and decoded them.”...

2013-02-12 14:01:58

Information prompts individuals to consult physician, inform relatives A 23andMe study of consumers' reactions to genetic testing found that even when the tests revealed high-risk mutations in individuals, those individuals had few negative reactions to the news. Instead of inducing serious anxiety, the test results prompted people to take positive steps, including follow-up visits with a doctor and discussions with family members who could also be at risk. The study, titled "Dealing...

Breast Cancer Mutation Linked To Early Onset Menopause
2013-01-30 09:42:51

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) recently conducted a study that showed a significantly earlier onset of menopause for women who inherited a mutation in one of the breast cancer susceptibility (BRCA) genes. These genes, known as BRCA1 or BRCA2, are tumor suppressor genes, meaning that they prevent uncontrolled cell growth. The study is of particular importance as it points to the possibility...

2012-07-02 21:45:16

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) for the breast cancer genes BRCA1/2 is now feasible and established, with good success rates for those treated, according to investigators from the reproduction, oncology and genetics centers of the university hospitals of Maastricht and Brussels. The results follow a review of the largest number of PGD treatments for BRCA1/2 in Europe and were presented today at the annual meeting of ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) by...

2012-01-25 04:45:31

Among women with invasive epithelial ovarian cancer, patients having a germline (gene change in a reproductive cell that could be passed to offspring) mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes was associated with improved 5-year overall survival, with BRCA2 carriers having the best prognosis, according to a study in the January 25 issue of JAMA. "Germline mutations in the tumor suppressor genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 are the strongest known genetic risk factors for both breast and epithelial ovarian...

2011-12-12 13:25:40

Women who inherit the cancer genes BRCA1 or BRCA2 from their paternal lineage may get a diagnosis a decade earlier than those women who carry the cancer genes from their mother and her ancestors, according to a new study by researchers at the North Shore-LIJ Health System's Monter Cancer Center in Lake Success, NY. The findings were reported on Thursday, Dec. 8, at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Iuliana Shapira, MD, North director of cancer genetics, and her colleagues conducted...

2011-12-08 23:41:06

Breast cancer survivors who carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic mutation are at high risk for developing contralateral breast cancer – a new primary tumor in the other breast – and certain women within this group of carriers are at an even greater risk based on age at diagnosis and first tumor status, according to data presented at the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 6-10, 2011. "Our studies show that certain subgroups of women [with this mutation]...


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