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ASCP in the News: ASCP Leaders Command National Attention in the Supreme Court Ruling on Gene Patents

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Several distinguished ASCP leaders were quoted in major news stations—in broadcast and electronically—last week when the Supreme Court unanimously invalidated patents on genes.

  • An interview with former ASCP President Lee H. Hilborne, MD, MPH, FASCP, DLM(ASCP)CM, about what this victory means for improving patient care on CBSNewspath was shown on 34 affiliated network TV stations reaching nearly 1.15 million viewers. The TV stations included large metro markets nationwide:

    • New York City
    • Madison, Wis.
    • Harrisburg, Pa.
    • Charleston, S.C.
    • Honolulu
    • Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    • Santa Barbara, Calif.