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ASCP Joins ACLU Lawsuit Opposing Gene Patents
Date:5/13/2009

ors or laboratories from independently offering testing to their patients, externally validating the test, or working cooperatively to improve testing. Many women at risk cannot even be tested because they are uninsured and/or cannot afford the test offered by Myriad.

"Genes are not inventions like new treatments, drugs, diagnostic tests or technology platforms," said Dr. McKenna. "They are products of nature that exist in all our bodies. No one deserves exclusive patent rights when all they did was uncover something that nature created or that nature does. Einstein couldn't get a patent on E=mc² even though he worked very hard to discover it."

More information and the full complaint are available at www.aclu.org/brca. For more information on ASCP visit www.ascp.org.

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