Myriad Genetics: In the eye of the policy storm

  title={Myriad Genetics: In the eye of the policy storm},
  author={E Richard Gold and Julia Carbone},
  journal={Genetics in Medicine},
From the late 1980s, a storm surrounding the wisdom, ethics, and economics of human gene patents has been brewing. The various winds of concern in this storm touched on the impact of gene patents on basic and clinical research, on health care delivery, and on the ability of public health care systems to provide equal access when faced with costly patented genetic diagnostic tests. Myriad Genetics, Inc., along with its subsidiary, Myriad Genetic Laboratories, Inc., a small Utah-based… CONTINUE READING
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