Navigation Links
Association for Molecular Pathology joins ACLU to challenge gene patents
Date:5/13/2009

Washington, DC May 13, 2009 The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) announced today that it is working with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Public Patent Foundation to bring a lawsuit charging that patents on two human genes associated with breast and ovarian cancer are unconstitutional and should be invalidated. Individuals with certain mutations along these two genes, known as BRCA1 and BRCA2, are at a significantly higher risk for developing hereditary breast and ovarian cancers.

The lawsuit, Association for Molecular Pathology, et al. v. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, et al., was filed May 12 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and Myriad Genetics and the University of Utah Research Foundation, which hold the patents on the BRCA genes. The plaintiffs include organizations representing over 150,000 researchers and pathologists, breast cancer and women's health groups, and individual women.

"After careful deliberation, AMP decided to join this suit as a plaintiff and was the first professional association to do so," said Jan A. Nowak, MD, PhD, the president of AMP. "We have done this for a number of reasons, the most compelling of which is that the principle being argued in the case is consistent with our desire to support public policies that we believe are in the best interests of our profession and the patients we serve."

In 2008, AMP adopted a revised Policy Statement on gene patenting and the licensing of intellectual property that urged an end to the practice of granting patents on single genes, sequences of the genome or correlations between genetic variations and biological states. AMP also encouraged groups that currently hold gene patents, including higher educational and research institutions, not to grant exclusive licenses to access those patents.

"This suit is not intended to allege that Myriad is an une
'/>"/>

Contact: Rachel Myers
rmyers@aclu.org
212-549-2689
Association for Molecular Pathology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Claims of sex-related differences in genetic association studies often not properly validated
2. Highlights from the September 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
3. Highlights from the November 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
4. Highlights from the December 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
5. Researchers find association between food insecurity and developmental risk in children
6. Highlights from the February 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
7. Potential association of type 2 diabetes genes with prostate cancer
8. Journal of Womens Health named official journal of American Medical Womens Association
9. Highlights from the May 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
10. Controlling embryonic fate by association
11. Analysis of millions of US births shows association between birth defects and preterm birth
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... Wildlife Conservation Society shows that no-take zones in ... such as lobster, conch, and fish recover from ... areas. , The reporttitled "Review of the Benefits ... literature from no-take areas around the world. The ... recognized expert in marine protected areas and fisheries ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014--Researchers at the Department of Energy,s ... 100 awards, presented by R&D Magazine in recognition ... "These awards recognize the tremendous value of our ... "Research and development at the National Labs continues ... and pursue the scientific and technological innovations necessary ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... South Wales, Australia when NASA,s Aqua satellite passed overhead ... 11 (12:35 p.m. local time/11:35 p.m. EDT on July ... (NSW), the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard captured ... smoke (light brown) from various fires. Actively burning areas, ... , The New South Wales, Australia Government website "NSW ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Belize's lobster, conch, and fish populations rebuild in no-take zones 2ORNL wins eight R&D 100s 2ORNL wins eight R&D 100s 3ORNL wins eight R&D 100s 4
... Health has named researchers at Baylor College of Medicine ... and only recipients of the inaugural Quantum Grant for ... and blood vessels for the treatment of stroke. , ... Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), part of ...
... two candidate vaccines that may eventually be used together ... are published in the December 15 issue of The ... S. Graham, MD, PhD, and colleagues from the National ... the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, and ...
... heart muscle ?even though it was grown in the ... the goal of creating replacement parts for damaged human ... just a spoonful of loose heart cells. , This ... in growing bioengineered heart muscle, or BEHM, with organized ...
Cached Biology News:First Quantum Grant to fund stem cell repair of damage from stroke 2Progress made in HIV vaccine development 2A new approach to growing heart muscle 2A new approach to growing heart muscle 3A new approach to growing heart muscle 4
(Date:7/13/2014)... (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 2014 Deep ... is a professional and in-depth study on the current ... China. , The report provides a basic overview of ... Global market analysis and Chinese domestic market analysis are ... competitive landscape of the market. A comparison between the ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... July 12, 2014 This ... reagents used in the life science industry. ... life science reagents market towards remarkable growth. ... and providers of life science reagents. , ... http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/life-sciences-reagents-analytical-reagents.html . , The global life ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Maxim Peptide, a website that features ... solely in scientific experiments, is currently celebrating its second ... Maxim Peptide, which was created by the founders of ... updated website that now features a special deals section. ... with fascinating articles about peptide research, including a new ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... , Not for release, publication or ... any jurisdiction where to do so would constitute a violation ... plc ("Shire" or the "Company") (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: ... it has held a meeting with representatives of AbbVie. ... prior agreement or approval of AbbVie. A further ...
Breaking Biology Technology:2014 Nano Silver Industry in Global and China Regions Development Proposals Analysis Available at DeepResearchReports.com 22014 Nano Silver Industry in Global and China Regions Development Proposals Analysis Available at DeepResearchReports.com 3Transparency Market Research: Life Science Reagents Market- PCR Reagent Kits, Cell and Tissue Culture, Flow Cytometry, Electrophoresis and Chromatography 2Transparency Market Research: Life Science Reagents Market- PCR Reagent Kits, Cell and Tissue Culture, Flow Cytometry, Electrophoresis and Chromatography 3Maxim Peptide Celebrates Second Anniversary Online with an Updated Website and Special Deals Section 2Shire plc - Statement re: Media Speculation 2
... Minds, Establishes New Company to Commercialize ... Novel Technology from UC ... investment,firm specializing in early stage university business ventures, has,established RF ... technology invented at UC Davis., The newly formed RF ...
... TAIAN CITY, Shandong, China, June 30 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --,China ... or "the,Company"), one of the leading plasma-based pharmaceutical ... announced that the Company,received the approval from the ... new plasma collection station in Pu Bei County, ...
... Cellumen, Inc., the Cellular,Systems Biology Company, announced today ... Center for Toxicology Research (NCTR), a,research center of ... Cellumen will use its proprietary CellCiphr(R) toxicity risk,assessment ... toxicity,compounds including both failed and marketed drugs for ...
Cached Biology Technology:Allied Minds Launches Novel Disinfectant/Disinfestant Technology Start-up With UC Davis 2China Biologic Products Announces Approval for Setting Up a New Plasma Collection Station in Pu Bei County, Guangxi Province 2China Biologic Products Announces Approval for Setting Up a New Plasma Collection Station in Pu Bei County, Guangxi Province 3Cellumen to Collaborate With the NCTR of the FDA to Apply Cellular Systems Biology (CSB(TM)) to Predictive Toxicology 2
3'-O-Methylguanosine 5'-Triphosphate, Sodium, 1 umol. Category: Nucleotides & Enzymes & Biochemicals, Nucleotides, Additional Nucleotide Products....
Porcine Serum Available Anticoagulants: N-02: Citrate N-04: Heparin (Na) N-06: K2EDTA N-08: Potassium Oxalate N-10: EDTA (Na) N-03: Alsevers N-05: ACD N-07: CPD N-09: K3EDTA N-11...
... Rat adult normal paraffin tissue ... genes or proteins of interest in ... tissues. Rat brain, heart, kidney, ... tissues are arrayed on positively charged ...
GENOMIPHI V2 DNA AMP KIT 25RXN, 1 EA. Category: Genomics DNA Amplification....
Biology Products: