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Freeing Patients' BRCA Data

University of Virginia. School of Medicine
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On 13 June 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down patents on the hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (BRCA) genes. One company, Utah-based Myriad Genetics, claimed ownership of those genes and both marketed and processed the test for them. Myriad now controls the genetic data of all the persons tested for BRCA. In the wake of the 9-0 ruling against Myriad, there's considerable debate about who owns this genetic information and who should control it. Should it be held by a private company or in a commons? Should control rest with the BRCA+ community? "Free the Data," a new grass-roots campaign, brings voices of BRCA+ individuals and biomedical investigators alike into this debate. In this Medical Center Hour, documentary filmmaker Joanna Rudnick, together with law and medical experts from UVA, discuss what's at stake in freeing the data. Co-presented with the Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life, the Department of Public Health Sciences, and the Cancer Center's Breast Care Program, UVA The Hollingsworth Lecture in Practical Ethics
University of Virginia. School of Medicine
Childress, Marcia Day
Rudnick, Joanna
Riley, Margaret Foster
Modesitt, Susan C.
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Medical Center Hour
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