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-- drug companies cannot patent our genes.
It's a big landmark decision today from the United States Supreme Court the case involved.
A company that patented two genes which are linked to a woman's risk for developing breast cancer or ovarian cancer.
The actress Angelina Jolie says she recently had a double mastectomy after learning she -- one of those -- In today's ruling the justices unanimously decided that genes are just part of nature.
So just because scientist found them does not mean they created them or own them.
Chanted bring encompasses sports for -- she's live in Washington -- and.
Well -- medical researchers say when it comes to genetic testing today's opinion will make a world of difference.
The planets in this case it argued that the company -- genetics exclusive hold on the gene patents made testing incredibly expensive.
Out of reach for most people and prevented other companies from developing a lower cost options.
Today justice Clarence Thomas wrote we hold that and naturally occurring DNA segment is a product of nature and not patent eligible merely because it's been isolated.
The Supreme Court sense -- really important message that our -- parts of our human body cannot be patented.
Good information about our -- is too important to allow one company to control all of its uses.
The justices did.
However hold that synthetic copies in DNA created L lab are not actually occurring -- of day candy -- it.
-- it says it is happy the court upheld the patents on synthetic material and that it remains focused on saving and improving people's lives Jeff.
-- we're still waiting for rulings on several other major issues including cases dealing with same sex marriage affirmative action and voting rights.
Decisions are expected within a matter of weeks.
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