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   Gene patents: Supreme Court says extracted human DNA can't be patented

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6/13/2013 10:00 am

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Chicago Tribune

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Entered 6/13/2013, Updated 6/13/2013

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WASHINGTON— The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled partially for Myriad Genetics Inc on the closely watched issue of whether human genes can be patented, deciding synthetically produced genetic material can be patented but naturally occurring DNA cannot. The nine justices ruled unanimously in the case. The biotechnology industry had warned that an expansive ruling against Myriad could threaten billions of dollars of investment. The court said synthetically produced genetic material can be patented but that genes extracted from the human body, known as isolated DNA, do not merit the same legal protections.


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