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Supreme Court Rules Human Genes Cannot Be Patented

June 13, 2013 | 9:05 am

Supreme Court Rules Human Genes Cannot Be Patented

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that companies cannot patent parts of naturally-occurring human genes, a decision with the potential to profoundly affect the emerging and lucrative medical and biotechnology industries. The high court’s unanimous judgment reverses three decades of patent awards by government officials. It throws out patents held by Salt Lake […]

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