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JUN 14, 2013 - Time

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4 Ways The Supreme Court Gene Patent Decision Will Change Medicine

On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled that companies cannot patent isolated human genes that are naturally occurring. The decision defeats the Salt Lake City company, Myriad Genetics Inc. who had previously been granted patents on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes that put women at a greater risk for breast and ovarian cancer—a topic that gained more attention when actress Angelina Jolie revealed she underwent a double mastectomy after discovering she carried the genes. According to the court’s decision written by Justice Clarence Thomas, Myraid did not create anything new when it comes to the ... Read More

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