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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...

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...

Court To Decide If Companies Can Patent WHAT?

AP | By JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 02.01.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether companies can patent human genes, a decision that could reshape medical ...

Human Genes Can't Be Patented: Supreme Court

AP | Posted 03.26.2012 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling allowing human genes to be patented, a topic of enormous interest to cancer r...