Whole-Genome Sequencing Poses ‘Serious Challenge’ to US Patent System, HHS Finds | GenomeWeb
The US patenting system’s practice of assigning patents to single genes and the industry’s focus on exclusive licenses to genetic discoveries may hamper the ability of personal genomics firms to conduct multiplex testing and to eventually migrate toward using whole-genome sequencing, according to preliminary findings from a Health and Human Services advisory committee.
 

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