Duke Researchers: University Licensing Deals Can Greatly Affect How Genetic Tests are Used | GenomeWeb
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – How a university tech-transfer office handles its IP-licensing deals “can make a very big difference” in how a genetic test will be used, according to the authors of an ongoing study by researchers at Duke University.
The study is also investigating whether federal agencies that help underwrite the research behind genetic tests can influence their dissemination, and whether claim constructs in many existing gene patents are sufficient to protect the tests.

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