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Ethics & Law
- Pervasive sequence patents cover the entire human genome.
Jeffrey Rosenfeld and Christopher E Mason. Genome Medicine, Mar 2013
- Next-generation sequencing: does the next generation still have a right to an open future?
Annelien L. Bredenoord, et al, Nature Reviews Genetics, Mar 2013
- Current consent forms for the personal genome project
- Sequencing of HeLa genome revives genetic privacy concerns, NPR News, March 26
- Privacy and the HeLa Genome-European scientists have taken down the HeLa genome after publishing it without the consent of Henrietta Lacks’s family. By Kate Yandell, The Scientist, Mar 26
- House bill introduced to reauthorize newborn screening programs, SACHDNC, Genome Web, Mar 22 [by free subscription only]
- Are gene patents standing in the way of personalized medicine? By Amy Maxmen, PBS, Mar 19