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Jun 13, 2013
 |  BC Extra  |  Top Story

Supreme Court strikes isolated DNA patents

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Thursday that isolated DNA cannot be patented but cDNA can be patented. The decision is consistent with recommendations submitted by the Department of Justice in the case, Association for Molecular Pathology, et al. v. U.S. PTO, et al. (see BioCentury, April 22).

Both sides declared victory in the case, in which the...

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