Gene Patents and Healthcare Inequality | GenomeWeb

Although the Supreme Court case involving Myriad Genetics' gene patents may seem like "scientific arcana," it was actually a contest about how biomedical intellectual property can lead to inequalities in the healthcare system, economist Joseph Stiglitz writes in the New York Times.

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