Families Sue Hospital, Scientist for Control of Canavan Gene

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Science  10 Nov 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5494, pp. 1062
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5494.1062

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A successful partnership between parents and a scientist to combat a deadly genetic disease has dissolved into a bitter legal battle over the commercial tests used to identify people with dangerous mutations in their genes. The lawsuit, filed on 30 October in Chicago federal court, is the latest dispute in the growing controversy over who controls and who benefits from human genetics research.