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Major U.S. Company Makes A Breast Cancer Risk Test Using Once-Patented Genes

Just four months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled genes can't be patented, Myriad Genetics is seeing some competition.<p>Remember when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled genes can't be patented? Well, now we're seeing the consequences. A major U.S. medical testing company—it's America's largest by …

U.S. Supreme Court

7 Takeaways From Supreme Court's Gene Patent Decision

The Supreme Court ruled that genes extracted from cells cannot be patented.<p><b>The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a ruling that bans the patenting of naturally occurring genes but allows edited or artificially created DNA to be patented.</b><p>What does the decision mean for patients and the biotech …

What's Next For Gene Patenting?

We take a look at how yesterday's Supreme Court ruling affects risk testing for breast cancer. Plus, this isn't the last word for gene patenting.<p>The U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday on a landmark genetics case, involving the company that previously offered the only test in the world for two major …

Why are gene patents controversial?

MANY people react with bafflement when they find out that it is possible to claim patents on human genes. But patent offices around the world have …