Samson Nguyen

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June 2015

Human Gene Patenting: Yes, Companies Can Own Your DNA

Patents

Big Question For Supreme Court: Can You Patent A Gene?

The Supreme Court on Monday will hear arguments over a seemingly simple question: Can human genes be patented?<p>Of course, nothing in the law is simple. In <i>Association for Molecular Pathology vs. Myriad Genetics</i>, the Supreme Court is really being asked whether there is a reliable way for the U.S. …

Myriad Genetics CEO Claims He Owns Your Genes

With the Supreme Court about to hear a landmark case on gene patents, Myriad Genetics, the company that owns the patents under scrutiny, is going on the offensive. I’ve written about this case before, when the patents were first thrown out by one court, and then restored by another. Now the …

Human Gene Patentability Case Heads To Supreme Court

* Oral arguments begin Monday in Myriad Genetics patent suit<p>* Legal issues center on whether genes are products of nature<p>* Critics say patents hamper scientists, harm patients<p>* Myriad says patents reward research, help patients<p>By Sharon Begley<p>NEW YORK, April 14 (Reuters) - Soon after learning that …

The Question of Whether We Can Patent Genes Heads to the Supreme Court

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>While tech types have been crowing over how broken the software patent system has become, the …

Anxiety, Traditional Medicine, and Plenty of Purell: Beijing Watches and Waits for Bird Flu

As New Flu Cases Rise In China, U.S. Steps Up Its Response

The toll from a new flu strain is mounting in China.<p>Forty-three people have been sickened and 11 have died from the virus, the World Health Organization said Friday.<p>The pace of infections has quickened over the past few days, with three to five cases reported daily.<p>But there are still no signs that …

- The Globe and Mail

First case of new bird flu strain found in Beijing

A 7-year-old girl has become Beijing's first confirmed case of a new strain of the bird flu virus that has killed 11 people and sickened 37 others in eastern China, officials said Saturday.<p>The girl, whose parents are in the live poultry trade, was admitted to a hospital Thursday with symptoms of …

Early Treatment of H7N9 Bird Flu May Be Effective, WHO Says

Michael O’Leary, the World Health Organization’s China representative, comments on H7N9 avian influenza. O’Leary spoke to reporters in Beijing …