Saturday, January 31, 2015

Finally Myriad Genetics has given up

Since 2013's Supreme Court ruling that Myriad Genetics and any other company cannot patent any natural occurring DNA, Myriad has been busy suing other companies over this same issue. Why? Well they do not want to give up their $9,000,000/month gravy train. Finally, this appears to be over.

Its about time.

I have no idea why they insisted on persisting their illegal monopoly but I am glad it is over.

I do hope this clears the way or more research on gene testing and to open up the field. My thoughts are that more research could lead to a better understanding on the differences in the BRCA genes and better explain why some people with the genes do get breast and ovarian cancer and some do not.

I am not educated enough on the BRCA genes to know why some people with the gene do get the cancers and some don't. I would think that if you have the gene you would get cancer and think that there must be more differentiation to explain why only some do and some don't. Do I make sense? Probably not so let me try again.

To my uneducated brain, I would think if you have a gene you would end up with whatever that trait is. For example, if you have the blue eyes gene, you have blue eyes. Right? So if you have one of the BRCA genes, why are you only at high risk of getting breast and/or ovarian cancer? Wouldn't it make sense that if you have the gene you are going to have the trait? Therefore I think that now more research can be done to show there is greater differentiation in the genes to explain why not all with the gene get cancer.

Okay, I know sometimes I am rambling and don't make sense.... But I hope that I do this time.

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