By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A measure in the House of Representatives that would create a safe harbor from patent infringement for some genetic tests used to confirm an initial diagnosis, but not provided by the patent holder, may soon be scrapped in favor of a study of the issue by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

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