Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'genetic testing'

NACHGR open session meeting (5/11); EuroGentest

Progress in the complex area of human genetics research and innovation engenders a lot of popular discussion. Learn more about some of the people involved and what they are doing via the recent meeting of the National Advisory Council for...

ACLU + PUBPAT lawsuit: 'Gene Patents Stifle Patient Access To Medical Care And Critical Research'

5/12/09 The Public Patent Foundation at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (PUBPAT) website news (1), (2), reports that ACLU and PUBPAT filed a lawsuit charging that patents on 2 human genes associated with breast and ovarian cancer stifle...

Some NIH tips on finding reliable health information online

'Finding Reliable Health Information Online' , a webpage from an NIH educational initiative provides tips with links (1), and presents a good organizational tool to frame a health info query. For example, in relating back to an orphan drug inquiry,...

Genetic-testing industry, an editorial from "Nature Publishing Group"

One of 3 interesting editorials from Nature's recent issue is entitled: "Ready or not, Transparency and honesty are essential if the genetic-testing industry is to live up to its potential".(1) Observing that genome-wide association studies, ...pour out of labs, linking...

Genetic testing and the genomic era- perspectives for clinical practice

Zooming in to focus on particular sections of the FDA Amendments Act of 2007, I first took note of Section 1103 of the FDAAA, “improving genetic test safety and quality,” which requires that by July 2008 the Secretary’s Advisory Committee...

FDA news:Genetic Lab Test for Warfarin Sensitivity

9/17/07 press release: FDA cleared for marketing a new genetic test that will help physicians assess whether a patient may be especially sensitive to the blood-thinning drug warfarin which is used to prevent potentially fatal clots in blood vessels....

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