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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.

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...

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 ...

Are DNA Patents Doomed?

| Posted 04.03.2012 | Healthy Living

By Ricki Lewis (Click here for the original article) DNA is special. Unlike other body parts, it holds information. Even discarding a blood spot o...

Court OKs Patent Of Breast Cancer Genes

Posted 09.28.2011 | Healthy Living

A U.S. federal appeals court has affirmed the right of Myriad Genetics to patent two human genes that form the basis of a widely used genetic test...