I could never understand the basis of this to begin with.
(CNN) – The Supreme Court has made a decision in a case examining whether human genes are patentable. Details of the ruling are expected shortly.
The case involves Utah-based company Myriad Genetics, which was sued over its claim of patents relating to two types of biological material that it identified — BCRA-1 and BCRA-2, whose mutations are linked to increased hereditary risk for breast and ovarian cancer.
Since Myriad owns the patent on breast cancer genes, it is the only company that can perform tests for potential abnormalities.
At issue is whether “products of nature” can be treated the same as “human-made” inventions, allowing them to be held as the exclusive intellectual property of individuals and companies.
Stuff like this makes me wish I was and/or had a kid. Via.
Oh the possibilities!!! Some of them very gross… Via.
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