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Australian Cancer Survivor Fights to Stop Gene Ownership

Australian Cancer Survivor Fights to Stop Gene Ownership

Common Dreams staff

In Australia today, a cancer survivor and a consumer organization have taken four biotech companies to court over a patent related to a human gene linked to breast and ovarian cancers.

On Monday, an Australian Federal Court began hearing the landmark case brought by the Brisbane woman, Yvonne D'Arcy, and Cancer Voices Australia against the US-corporation Myriad Genetics Inc, owner of the patent.

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