Supreme Court gene patent decision

The Supreme Court's ruled this week that human genes cannot be patented, but that complementary DNA (cDNA) can be, calling it "synthetically created." Doctors were divided as to whether the cDNA portion of the ruling would be a boon to the Utah-based Myriad Genetics, the defendant in the case.
la-sci-sn-brca-gene-patent-supreme-court-dna-c-001

( Karen Bleier / AFP/Getty Images / June 14, 2013 )

The Supreme Court's ruled this week that human genes cannot be patented, but that complementary DNA (cDNA) can be, calling it "synthetically created." Doctors were divided as to whether the cDNA portion of the ruling would be a boon to the Utah-based Myriad Genetics, the defendant in the case.

  • Email E-mail
  • add to Twitter Twitter
  • add to Facebook Facebook
  • Home Delivery Home Delivery

PHOTO GALLERIES

TOP VIDEO

CONNECT WITH US


2013 YEAR IN REVIEW
Look for this special section in your
Baltimore Sun newspaper on Dec. 29, 2013.
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Google Plus
  • RSS Feeds
  • Mobile Alerts and Apps

Contact Us | Newsroom directory | Social Sun