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Zika virus is spread to humans by mosquito bites. Common symptoms of Zika virus disease include fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). A Zika virus infection is usually mild. Symptoms last from a few days to a week. Severe instances, requiring hospitalization, are infrequent. Initially, the news of Zika centered around an outbreak [...]

One of the major demands the world has always had is for newer, more effective medicine and treatments.  Many new discoveries in medicine have lead to newer drugs and antibodies that will vastly improve people’s quality of life.  Needless to say, there is both a global demand for an ability to create a better cure [...]

There are currently patents for 20% of the human genome.  Almost half of known cancer genes have been patented (Scientific American). The DNA Patent Database is available to the general public, and provides the full-text of patents at no cost. Background A landmark case in the genome project was Amgen vs Genetics Institute in the [...]