European Society of Human Genetics reprimands Myriad on patent secrets

| November 12, 2012 |
ESHG

The European Society of Human Genetics policy committee has chastised Myriad Genetics for refusing to share its patented genetic database on the grounds that the information is commercially sensitive.

 While Myriad primarily uses its patented BRCA genetic test to look for cancer-causing mutations, it has also used the test to compile a database of “variants of unknown significance” which some scientists, activists and lawyers argue argue should be released because they could facilitate other research.

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