Thursday, June 13, 2013
According to a news release by the NYT:
Human genes may not be patented, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday. The case concerned patents held by Myriad Genetics, a Utah company, on genes that correlate with increased risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The central question for the justices in the case was whether isolated genes are “products of nature” that may not be patented or “human-made inventions” eligible for patent protection. For more, see here.