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Sunlight Vitamin D blog post
27 Jun 2013

RCPA Recommends Targeted Vitamin D Testing

This week, Australian Doctor magazine has reported growing support for clearer guidelines on Vitamin D testing. This follows last month’s announcement of a new position statement by The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) on the use and implementation of Vitamin D testing. Dr Michael Harrison, Vice President of the RCPA, explained the main issues to the media, including The Age, News.com and Australian Doctor.

DNA-Strand2
14 Jun 2013

US Supreme Cout Ruling on Gene Patenting is a Victory for Patients

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) welcomes yesterday’s US Supreme Court decision quashing the patents held by Utah-based genetic testing company, Myriad Genetics, on genes linked to breast and ovarian cancer (BRCA1 and BRCA2).

The RCPA applauds the historic ruling and says it sets a precedent that the diagnostic assessment of human genes in the US cannot be controlled by a patent holder.

The RCPA’s Chairman of the Genetics Advisory Committee spoke to the SMH and the ABC about the ruling and these gene mutations, explaining that they are a natural occurrence and should lie beyond the scope of patenting.

01 Jun 2013

CRUISECO Featured in June Issue of Marie Claire

Thank you to our friends at Marie Claire for the beautiful travel article featuring Cruiseco in this month’s issue. Read more about this stunning adventure here.