Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Outrageous Cost of a Gene Test

Here's an opinion piece in the New York Times by David Agus, a medical oncologist and a professor of medicine and engineering at USC.  It is titled "The Outrageous Cost of a Gene Test," and it is about the Myriad test for the BRCA1 and 2 gene mutations.
He says the tests could be done in the $100 range, instead of the $4,000+ Myriad Genetics charges.

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