Title: The impact of patenting on DNA diagnostic practice
Authors: Matthijs, Gert ×
Hodgson, Shirley #
Issue Date: Feb-2008
Publisher: Royal College of Physicians
Series Title: Clinical Medicine vol:8 issue:1 pages:58-60
Abstract: Patents on genes often cover the gene sequence and the link between a disease and mutations in a gene, rather than a technology for the identification of mutations per se. Normally, patents are important for encouraging the development of new diagnostic tools and kits, but there is evidence that they can have severely deleterious effects on the delivery of genetic services. The difference largely depends on the licensing policy of the patent holder. This article describes different ways in which patents are used in this context and how the effects may be mitigated.
ISSN: 1470-2118
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Clinical Genetics Section (-)
Department of Human Genetics - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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