The European Society of Human Genetics has published recommendations on gene patents as they pertain to genetic testing, reports the Eye on DNA blog. In her post, Hsien-Hsien Lei outlines the key points, such as that genetic tests looking at more than one gene shouldn't be overly patented, but that genetic tests combined with protein or metabolite measurements might have multiple patents.

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