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Most companies protect their core technologies with a set of patents, in case something goes wrong with one or more of them. Flickr/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

For Myriad Genetics, the gene patent fight isn’t over yet

Whether sequences of genetic material can be patented has been a matter of heated debate for the past decade or more. In many countries, patents have been granted for isolated gene sequences, methods of…
Angelina Jolie has a double mastectomy after discovering she carried a mutation of the BRAC1 gene. Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Supreme Court BRCA patenting decision: experts respond

Millions of women in the US will have access to affordable genetic screening for cancer after the US Supreme Court ruled that a commercial company cannot patent human genes. The screening tests for mutations…

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