Monthly Archives: June 2013

BRCA Testing: GENETICS CENTER Supports Supreme Court’s Decision to Eradicate Gene Patents

In a highly anticipated ruling, the Supreme Court finally upheld that specific human genes cannot be patented. This comes at a critical time, as public awareness of the importance of genetic testing of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes – genes associated with breast and ovarian cancers—is higher than ever before. Those who may be genetically susceptible to breast and ovarian cancers as well as current cancer patients will now have access to life altering genetic testing at a much lower … Continue reading