Screw Local Business – Myriad Genetics Can Go To Hell
The US Supreme Court ruled that Myriad Genetics cannot own patents on isolated strains of human DNA. Myriad Genetics is a Salt Lake City, Utah based biotechnology firm. I LOATHE this company for a myriad of reasons. The top reason: the overpowering arrogance and inhumanity of creating genetic tests to determine the likely hood of inherited cancers, then charging obscene amounts of money for these tests.
The test Angelina Jolie took to determine her likelihood of breast cancer was created by Myriad Genetics. It was Jolie’s vast fortune that allowed her to afford the test and the subsequent elective double mastectomy. The highly publicized tale of her bravery, failed to note how her celebrity and resulting privilege afforded her the opportunity of self-determination in the face of near certain cancer. This is the ultimate luxury, more valuable than yachts, property in Dubai or the front cover of US Weekly for 5 straight weeks. If you can afford Myriad Genetic’s price tag, you too can shed unwielding organs, glands and appendices doomed to metastasize.