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US court sides with gene patents

ananyo (2519492) writes | about 2 years ago

Biotech 2

ananyo writes "Gene patents have been upheld in a landmark case over two genes associated with hereditary forms of breast and ovarian cancer.
The lawsuit against Myriad Genetics, a diagnostic company, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, that holds patents on the genes BRCA1 and BRCA2, has bounced from court to court since 2010. In a 2-1 decision today, a federal appeals court reaffirmed their latest decision that genes represent patent-eligible matter. As noted before on slashdot, the case will have major implications for cancer researchers, patients and drug makers."

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And I thought (1)

ozduo (2043408) | about 2 years ago | (#41017809)

Genes (sic) lead to testicular cancer

Re:And I thought (1)

Virtucon (127420) | about 2 years ago | (#41019959)

Or is it Androgel? [livestrong.com]

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