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Mary-Claire King, the geneticist who discovered the BRCA1 gene, says she is delighted by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that makes it illegal to patent it.
I worked for many years with a professor who was also on the team. She HATED what happened to that work. We'd been doing family studies and everything we studied was mis-used and polluted by the idea of "going public" and big business.
This is a great interview with the person who really discovered the BRCA1 gene.
Scientists have identified the mechanism by which cancer is able to spread throughout the body, after discovering a cell movement process called "chase and run."
This is another major breakthrough in understanding the process of metastasis and how cancer spreads.