US Supreme Court decides that human genes cannot be patented

In a landmark court case in the USA, the Supreme Court ruled against a private company called Myriad, who had patented two human genes linked to breast cancer.

Read more about it in this news article from USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/06/13/supreme-court-gene-breast-ovarian-cancer-patent/2382053/

 

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