Brca1/brca2

Discussion in 'Medical and Health' started by Ken, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Ken

    Ken Administrator

    It looks like the Supreme court ruled that a company can't patent a human gene. This will open the door for patients to have many options now for testing like the BRCA1/BRCA2 test (Angelina Jolie just had) and bring down cost as well. They had an exclusive lock and were charging $4k when it can be done for much less.
     
  2. bmac007

    bmac007 Member

    It always takes so long for the government to figure out what's really going on... This decision should have been made years ago instead... their was one company charging a fortune to Medicare.... and then they ask why medicare is bankrupt... thanks for the info...

    Anyone find any article on this... share the link if you do...
     
  3. Emily Litella

    Emily Litella Well-Known Member

  4. bmac007

    bmac007 Member

    Great article.. crazy right? Cost of this test for patients would be minimal if they didn't monopolize the market
     

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