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Human Gene Patent

Defending Genomic Liberty

Chris Mason | Posted 07.14.2013 | Science
Chris Mason

AMP v. Myriad Genetics is important because Myriad genetics holds patents for the breast cancer associated genes (BRCA1 and BRCA2), and only they can legally examine these fragments of DNA from your body.

Patenting Human Genes Harms People

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

The Supreme Court's decision about today's case will either extend or crimp the capacity of patients, doctors, researchers and other biotechnology firms, to use information about the human body to detect and treat other illnesses in the future.

Supreme Court Justices Signal Reluctance On Gene Patent Case

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, April 15 (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday raised tough questions about patents on huma...

Supreme Court To Weigh Patentability Of Human Genes

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

* Oral arguments begin Monday in Myriad Genetics patent suit * Legal issues center on whether genes are products of nature * Critics say patents...