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D’Arcy v Myriad genetics: the impact of the high court’s decision on the cost of genetic testing in Australia

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Nicol, D ORCID: 0000-0002-6553-2839, Nielsen, J ORCID: 0000-0002-3005-0047 and Dawkins, V 2018 , 'D’Arcy v Myriad genetics: the impact of the high court’s decision on the cost of genetic testing in Australia' , Centre for Law and Genetics, no. Occasi , pp. 1-101 .

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Abstract

This occasional paper is the result of a study funded by IP Australialooking into the effects of the High Court’s decision in D’Arcy v MyriadGenetics [2015] HCA 35 on the cost of genetic diagnostic testing inAustralia. The High Court handed down its decision on 7 October 2015,and this study sought to ascertain whether there is any basis to concludethat the decision, which invalidated Myriad’s patent over the BRCA gene,has had a discernible impact on the cost of testing. In addition toreviewing the extensive literature that has amassed in relation to patentsand their impact on genetic diagnostic testing, the project involveddetailed analysis of relevant case law and interviews with those involvedin genetic testing in Australia.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Nicol, D and Nielsen, J and Dawkins, V
Keywords: patents, intellectual property, law reform, DNA sequences
Journal or Publication Title: Centre for Law and Genetics
Publisher: University of Tasmania
ISSN: 1445-2766
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Copyright © 2018 University of Tasmania and the Authors.

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