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Google Glass Videos Coming Soon to Your Personal Health Record

One of the near-term technologies soon be seen in the doctor’s office is Google Glass, being tested now by the medical community among its earlier adopters. Its present retail cost will make adoption by consumers difficult at present, but as more tech-savvy users experiment and discover applications for Google Glass, its professional and consumer acceptance will grow as the retail price comes down.

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Rethinking the Gene Patent Article

One of the most popular podcasts in the Health Thought Leadership series, here is the link to Alan Morrison’s article as a PDF, Rethinking the Gene Patent, published in the Biotechnology Law Report. The article accompanies the November 2010 post and podcast on the Myriad decision rendered by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Read why Alan reasons that “the court did not properly apply existing law. Instead it relied on what appears to be a new and problematic doctrine excluding isolated DNA from the realm of … Continue Reading

Rethinking the Gene Patent

In March 2010, Pandora’s box was opened when a federal District Court judge invalidated patent claims of Myriad Genetics, Inc., directed to two isolated human genes associated with breast cancer. These genes are used in genetic tests that Myriad has on the market for breast cancer. The tests cost over $3000 each. Their cost is not universally reimbursed. Therefore, the tests are not accessible to many women as a diagnostic tool. Without a license, other companies cannot develop an alternative, competitive test to provide a second opinion.

The controversy brings to a head many legal, ethical, and policy issues, … Continue Reading

Communicating Breakthrough Science to Consumers

Benita Shobe

The National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, that recently adopted the business name NARSAD, as The World’s Leading Charity Dedicated to Mental Health Research,” has organized the Healthy Minds Across America national campaign to reinforce May as Mental Health Awareness month. Healthy Minds brings the latest scientific developments to the attention of consumers, patients, families, and physicians in a series of publicly accessible forums, in partnership with than 40 medical institutions around the U.S.

Two thought leaders involved in Healthy Minds Across America are Benita … Continue Reading