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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 [...]

The National Institute of Health (NIH) defines a clinical trial as a biomedical or behavioral research study of human subjects designed to answer specific questions about biomedical or behavioral interventions (drugs, treatments, and devices.) The FDA and the Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP) regulate clinical trials.  An Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews study-related documents, [...]