Rock Weekly: Who owns your genes?

April 15, 2013

Today the Supreme Court will hear arguments answering the question–who should own your genes? More than 4,000 genes are covered by at least one US patent.  This case, Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, No. 12-398, explores our “genomic liberty” and will rule whether businesses can patent genes they find first. We’ll keep you posted as the story unfolds.

Read on for more digital health highlights.


Can We Patent Life?
The New Yorker

Excess Healthcare Spending Is Undermining Innovation

Practice Fusion Launches Doctors Appointment And Reviews Site Patient Fusion

FCC Picks Quinn As New Director of Healthcare Initiatives

FDA Clears ResolutionMD Diagnostic Imaging App for Android

Home Is Where the Health Is: Obamacare & Telehealth
Scientific American

DNA Project Aims to Make Public a Company’s Data on Cancer Genes
New York Times

Smart Phone Kit Keeps Donated Breast Milk Fit To Drink
New Scientist

Rock Health in the News

[Video] John Noseworthy, CEO of the Mayo Clinic
The National Press Club – skip to 27:30 for mention of Rock Health

GPS For Your Health? One Start-up Thinks It’s Possible

Digital Health Coach With A Human Touch
The Age

Toothbrush 3.0 – An App For Your Mouth

Funding & Acquisitions

Name Amt Investors Source
WellTok $18.7M NEA, Emergence, InterWest TechCrunch
iRhythm $16M Norwest Venture Partners and others Market Watch
RedBrick Health $14M undisclosed Rock Health


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