Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Supreme Court says isolated human genes can't be patented, synthetic ones can

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that human genes cannot be patented unless they are changed or synthetically made after being extracted from the body.

Supreme Court says isolated human genes can't be patented, synthetic ones can

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that human genes cannot be patented unless they are changed or synthetically made after being extracted from the body.

The case was Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., 12-398.

A link to the case is here.

 
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