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US Supreme Court hears arguments in case of BRAC1 and BRAC2 patents

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2446 (Published 17 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2446

Re: US Supreme Court hears arguments in case of BRAC1 and BRAC2 patents

Health and sickness are familial, and both often relate back to genetic predisposition. But what is genetic predisposition? I propose that genetic predisposition is sensitivity to diet, toxins, and addictions. So when we detect familial tendencies of health or sickness, we should ascertain patterns of dietary, toxic, or addictive factors. Let’s translate medical jargon into practical terms. Otherwise, health science is just "lab-oratory."

Competing interests: No competing interests

17 April 2013
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA