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Stanwood Fred Elkus’s lawyer says he suffered from dementia and psychotic depression that was exacerbated by his health issues.
Dr. Alan Shewmon, a professor emeritus of pediatrics and neurology at UCLA and a well-known critic of the guidelines defining brain death has recently come down on the side of the family saying Jahi McMath’s condition is actually improving.
The lawsuit alleges that Judy Dale “repeatedly requested” the reassurance of UCSF doctors and social workers that they would participate in the end-of-life law, “which they gave her over and over.’’
The dispute revolved around claims the foundation was overbilling the county for its services.
California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra has argued that the suit should be dismissed because doctors aren’t bound to issue these prescriptions and the law merely offers patients a choice.
Licensing deals cut by UC Berkeley and Massachusetts’ Broad Institute may be limiting the potentially lie-saving applications of this gene-editing technology, according to assertions made by intellectual property experts in Friday’s issue of the journal Science.
The Broad Institute, a research center affiliated with MIT and Harvard, retains more than a dozen patents it has already been granted on the use of the CRISPR technique to modify DNA in the cells of humans, animals and plants.
The patent dispute over the gene editing technology has been with the court for two months, but some observers believe a decision could be coming soon.
Patent judges hear arguments by the school system, which is arguing to overturn a 2015 decisions awarding key patents to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
Employees of the three hospitals — including California-based Dignity Health — in the case have accused the systems of being big businesses posing as church organizations in order to avoid minimum funding and reporting requirements on employee pension plans.