Ignorant Public Employees @ Patent Office Give patent to a
Private Company(MYGN) to the Genes in your Body. In other words they say this company has been assigned the rights to the Genes in YOUR Body. It's hard to believe that they think HUMANITY would allow this. Just because this company isolates and/or identifies a gene in human dna, doesn't mean they own the rights to any of our genes. Thank You ACLU.
These posts are just another component of the coordinated smear attack by the ACLU and its allies against MYGN. Like everything else being screamed from the rooftops by these nuts it is based on irrational reaction to misinformation and lies. Then those with no independent knowledge, only that fed to them by the ACLU, accuse the highly trained personnel of the patent office of being ignorant?! This is, of course, the bread and butter of the ACLU.
That's like saying some company that develops and is given a patent for a new test to detect early stage heart disease owns your heart. It's patently ridiculous. The genes were discovered 15 years ago. These patents have been in effect for a long time. If it weren't for a company like Myriad having a patent, the test would not be nearly as available and far fewer people would know their risk for hereditary cancer. The "Ignorant Public Employees" were obeying the law and doing their jobs correctly.