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Isolated human genes cannot be patented

by Editors on June 13, 2013

The news is finally in – isolated human genes cannot be patented, according to the Supreme Court of the United States:

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a unanimous opinion that human genes cannot be patented. The court’s opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas struck down patents on isolated DNA associated with an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

Read: Isolated human genes can’t be patented, SCOTUS rules at the ABA Journal

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