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Supreme Court: No, You Can't Patent Our DNA

 
Supreme Court: No, You Can't Patent Our DNA
Posted June 13th, 2013 @ 11:16am by Kevin Spak, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Sorry, corporate America, you can't own our genes. The Supreme Court declared that unanimously today, ruling against Utah-based Myriad Genetics, which holds patents on a pair of genes linked to breast and ovarian cancer. But in something of a compromise, the court ruled that while it was unconstitutional to patent "products of nature," it was fine to patent synthetic, human-designed genes, CNN reports.

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