Elated Over US Supreme Court Decision Barring Human Gene Patenting? Umm…Not So Fast

dna

Two months ago, in these pages, I wrote an article entitled “Patent my jeans, NOT my genes”. This was written on the eve of the United States Supreme Court hearings about whether human genes should be entitled to patent protection. Despite being a holder of United States patents related to human genes myself, I was then, and remain today adamant that this practice is wrong and should be discontinued. Yesterday, in a much anticipated ruling, …

     

Good News, Bad News: Dr. Ralph Meyer is Moving

Ralph Meyer

This past Thursday the Hamilton (Ontario) newspaper, The Hamilton Spectator, published a small article in its “Local News” section that said Cancer researcher Ralph Meyer appointed to head Juravinski Hospital. This may have gone unnoticed by most, and likely under-appreciated even by many who read it. But this is a BIG news story for Canada’ s entire cancer research community and especially for clinical oncologists and clinical trials researchers all over the country, and even …