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Supreme Court rules that US companies cannot own the patents on human genes

by | 13th, June 2013

SO. Can you patent human genes? The US Supreme Court yep, it actually got that far before someone saw sanity – said you cannot:

The case involved Myriad Genetics Inc., which holds patents related to two genes, known as BRCA1 and BRCA2, that can indicate whether a woman has a heightened risk of developing breast cancer or ovarian cancer.

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