A roundup of faculty appearances in news sources and media from the last week.
6/14 – The AP profiled Professor Jerry Goldman and the Oyez Project, Goldman’s multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States (“Supreme Court archive has about 14K hours of audio“). The story was picked up by numerous news sources.
6/16 – Professor Lori Andrews authored an op-ed for the Chicago Tribune in which she argues why the U.S. Supreme Court was right to rule against the patentability of human genes in last week’s Association of Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics decision (“My body, my property“). Read an excerpt below:
“In [the Myriad] case, I filed a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of medical organizations, including the Chicago-based American Medical Association, showing that human gene patents interfered with research and patient care. In a previous case, I challenged a hospital that patented the genes of a suburban Chicago family and then used the patent to stop a free testing program. There’s more at stake in these cases than just an esoteric slice of intellectual property law. Commercialization of human material can get in the way of life-saving diagnosis and research. And it affects everyone.” (continue reading)