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Who Wins and Who Loses With the Supreme Court’s Gene Patenting Decision?

KQED Science | June 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Who Wins and Who Loses With the Supreme Court’s Gene Patenting Decision?

A US Supreme Court ruling issued Thursday has big implications for Bay Area biotech companies and medical researchers, not to mention patients who want genetic testing or gene-based therapies. The Justices ruled that no one has the right to patent natural human genes, but synthetic DNA material can be patented.

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