Impact of gene patents and licensing practices on access to genetic testing and carrier screening for Tay-Sachs and Canavan disease

Abstract

Genetic testing for Tay-Sachs and Canavan disease is particularly important for Ashkenazi Jews, because both conditions are more frequent in that population. This comparative case study was possible because of different patenting and licensing practices. The role of DNA testing differs between Tay-Sachs and Canavan diseases. The first-line screening test… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/GIM.0b013e3181d5a669

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