Sunday, April 4, 2010

Preview: Patented Genes - 60 Minutes - CBS News

If you aren't watching 60 Minutes right now, turn on the TV quickly! They are discussing the inability of people to access genetic testing to determine if they have severe genetic risk for certain types of cancer?

Why? A company patented the genes (!) so no test can be developed without their consent...and the price tag for their test? >$3000...making it inaccessible to those who do not have the cash or insurance coverage.

Now that's sick.

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