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Genetics
No patent for genes
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MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP A demonstration outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on April 15, demanding a ban on human genes patents.

A landmark judgment of the U.S. Supreme Court ends Myriad Genetics Inc.’s exclusive rights over the DNA sequences of two genes, detection of whose mutations through diagnostic tests can reveal the risk of cancer in women. The court holds that merely isolating genes that are found in nature does not make them patentable. By R. RAMACHANDRAN


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Volume: 31
Issue: 08
Issue Date: 02-05-2014

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