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Do Patents Promote or Stall Innovation?

By Catherine Offord | June 1, 2016

A petition recently filed with the Supreme Court triggers renewed debate about the role of patents in the diagnostics sector.

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TS Picks: January 29, 2014

By Tracy Vence | January 29, 2015

Celebrating lab techs; Myriad settles suits; publish in top-tier journals or perish

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Another Legal Setback for Myriad

By Kerry Grens | March 11, 2014

A judge declines Myriad Genetics’s request to block its competitors from selling BRCA tests.  

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Week in Review, June 17–21

By Jef Akst | June 21, 2013

On the gene patent decision; a high-res human brain model; bats’ influence on moths mating calls; toxicants threaten brain health; platelet-driven immunity

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Opinion: On Patenting Genes

By Joan Ellis | June 18, 2013

The scientific community and the impact of the Myriad Genetics Supreme Court decision

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image: Week in Review, June 10–14

Week in Review, June 10–14

By Bob Grant | June 14, 2013

Supreme Court says no patenting (natural) genes; brain-computer interfaces mimic motor learning in brain; regenerating finger tips; gene therapy goes deeper; NIH needs more diversity; cross-border collaboration

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Should Human Genes be Patented?

By Edyta Zielinska | December 3, 2012

The Supreme Court agrees to hear a case deciding if two cancer genes should continue to be protected by patent.

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Court Rules Gene Patents Valid

By Cristina Luiggi | August 17, 2012

Myriad Genetics can hold patents on the BRAC1 and BRAC2 oncogenes, but not on tests comparing DNA sequences.

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Watson Opposes Gene Patents

By Jef Akst | July 19, 2012

James Watson files a brief in the ongoing legal case over Myriad Genetics’ right to hold patents on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.

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Gene Patents Back in Court

By Cristina Luiggi | June 19, 2012

A public interest legal group has renewed the fight against DNA patenting.

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