Can/should human Genes be patented? Have you ever heard of the BRCA1 or BRCA2 Gene? If you have not heard about this case please click and read on…this is important!
“The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether human genes can be patented, a hotly contested issue with broad practical and ethical consequences for the future of gene-based medicine for millions of people worldwide.
The nation’s highest court in a brief order agreed to review a case over whether Myriad Genetics Inc may patent two genes linked to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.”