NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A government panel tasked with developing policy options about gene patenting plans to release a draft report and to open a public comment phase soon after the next presidential administration arrives in Washington.
The Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society said at a regular meeting this week that it plans to release the report and to begin taking comments from industry, patient rights groups, academic communities, and any other interested parties in early February.

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