HHS Committee Opens Public Comment on Gene Patents | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A National Institutes of Health task force has released a draft report on its findings about the effects of gene patenting on medicine, research, and business, and has issued a set of potential policy options for public consideration as part of the report.

The Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society, which meets this week to discuss a number of other genomics-related issues, will seek public comments until May 15, 2009, on the findings and policy options drafted by its task force.

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