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Gene Patents Decision: Everybody Wins
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Jun 18, 2013
Last week’s Supreme Court decision to invalidate patents on human genes was a win for patients, independent researchers, and even the wider biotech industry.
Supreme Court Nixes Patenting Human Genes
Dan Cossins | Jun 13, 2013
The Justices have decided that isolated sequences of human DNA are not eligible for patent protection, but rules that artificial sequences can be patented.
Why Women’s Eggs Don’t Last
Kate Yandell | Feb 13, 2013
As reproductive tissues age, DNA repair mechanisms become less efficient, causing genomic damage to accumulate.
Should Human Genes be Patented?
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 3, 2012
The Supreme Court agrees to hear a case deciding if two cancer genes should continue to be protected by patent.
Court Rules Gene Patents Valid
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 17, 2012
Myriad Genetics can hold patents on the BRAC1 and BRAC2 oncogenes, but not on tests comparing DNA sequences.
Gene Patents Back in Court
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 19, 2012
A public interest legal group has renewed the fight against DNA patenting.
A Cancer-Heart Disease Link
Cristina Luiggi | Dec 22, 2011
Mutations known to increase the risk of developing ovarian and breast cancer may also make carriers susceptible to heart failure.
Mom’s Versus Dad’s BRCA
Cristina Luiggi | Dec 13, 2011
The age at which BRCA carriers are diagnosed with breast cancer may depend on which parent contributed the mutation.
Battle Over Gene Patenting Rages On
Cristina Luiggi | Oct 18, 2011
The case challenging the right of a healthcare company to patent cancer genes may make it all the way to the US Supreme Court.
Top 7 in molecular biology
Megan Scudellari | Jun 14, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in molecular biology, from Faculty of 1000.