Supreme Court Orders New Look at Gene Patents
3/27/2012 11:24:27 AM
The Supreme Court on Monday ordered an appeals court to reconsider its decision to uphold patents held by Myriad Genetics on two genes associated with a high risk of breast and ovarian cancer.
Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times
The appeals court was told to take another look at the case in light of the Supreme Court’s ruling last week that a certain diagnostic test was not eligible for patents because it was a simple application of a law of nature.
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