From Politico eHealth:

Critics weren’t convinced. Charles Duan of the R Street Institute — which co-signed ACLU’s letter — testified that Coons’ claim was “inconsistent with the legislative text that’s been put forward.”

Duan reminded lawmakers that before the 2013 high court ruling in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, genes were patentable and companies could prevent others from investigating certain genes or diagnostic tests. Pros can read more on the ACLU’s warning on the POLITICO Pro website, and more on Tuesday’s hearing on the site.