Many implications for medical research, but I generally agree with ruling. No one has rights to my genes just because they mapped them.
Updated June 13, 2013, 1:41 p.m. ET
Supreme Court Says Human Genes Aren't Patentable
Supreme Court Says Human Genes Aren't Patentable - WSJ.com
By BRENT KENDALL and JESS BRAVIN
EDIT/addition:The Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday that human genes isolated from the body can't be patented, a victory for doctors and patients who argued that such patents interfere with scientific research and the practice of medicine.
The court was handing down one of its most significant rulings in the age of molecular medicine, deciding who may own the fundamental building blocks of life.
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."..."
Myriad, the company that 'lost' the ruling, is up today because
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