Thursday, June 13, 2013

Breaking News: Supreme Court Rules Human Genes May Not Be Patented

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BREAKING NEWS Thursday, June 13, 2013 10:51 AM EDT
Supreme Court Rules Human Genes May Not Be Patented
Human genes may not be patented, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday. The case concerned patents held by Myriad Genetics, a Utah company, on genes that correlate with increased risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The central question for the justices in the case was whether isolated genes are “products of nature” that may not be patented or “human-made inventions” eligible for patent protection.

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