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Entries for June 2013

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Wednesday's Battelle Report was followed by Thursday's Supreme Court Ruling for no more gene patenting on naturally occurring genes.  This was a huge win for scientists, medical personnel, and, especially, for individuals.  What does this mean for us?  For one things, if we have a mutation that has been found and we want to know if our children have the same mutation, the cost of ha...

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Retta Beery posted on June 16, 2013
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The Battelle Report was released on Wednesday, June 12th, and our family was thankful to be at the Capital to hear it in person.  Our government's initial investment of $3.8 billion into the Human Genome Project has driven $796 billion in economic impact from 1988 to 2003. A profound impact on our economic growth!  United for Medical Research also reported the total economic impact of ge...

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Retta Beery posted on June 15, 2013