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The phantom menace of gene patents

In this, the second of two Commentaries, Sibylle Gaisser, Michael M. Hopkins and colleagues discuss a survey demonstrating that European health-care systems are ill prepared for the commercial reality of gene patents.

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This article represents the authors' opinions and not those of the European Commission. See Editorial, page 386 , and online at .

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Gaisser, S., Hopkins, M., Liddell, K. et al. The phantom menace of gene patents. Nature 458, 407–408 (2009).

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