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Why Myriad case could jeopardise patents on genes

Alli Pyrah, New York

Thousands of granted US patents relating to human genes may be in danger as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision to review the Myriad case

The case, The Association for Molecular Pathology v Myriad Genetics, involves Myriad’s patent claims to the isolated DNA of the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes, which can help doctors assess a woman’s risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer....

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