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Supreme Court Rules Against Utah Company

Posted June 13th, 2013 @ 11:47am by Talk Radio 105.7 FM / 570 AM

The U.S. Supreme Court has dealt a blow -- to a Utah company -- in a ruling regarding the patenting of human genes.

The high court has ruled, companies cannot patent genes that naturally exist, in the human body.  However, it left room for synthetically-produced genes to be patented.

The decision strikes down patents previously held by Utah-based Myriad Genetics, for genes linked to breast and ovarian cancer.

The ruling is expected to have big impact on medical and biotechnology industries.


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