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In a unanimous opinion authored by justice Clarence Thomas the Supreme Court today held quote.
-- naturally occurring DNA segment is a product of nature and not patent eligible.
Myriad genetics incorporated discovered the precise location and sequence of two genes -- if mutated dramatically increase the chance a woman may develop breast or ovarian cancer.
-- -- argued that myriad exclusive hold on that information was having a negative impact on women in need of genetic testing and other medical researchers hoping to develop additional tests and treatment.
The Supreme Court sent really important message.
That our -- parts of our human body cannot be patented.
The court did however find -- -- can retain patents on synthetic -- created DNA called CD NA quote.
The lack technician unquestionably create something new -- CD NA is made as a result.
-- DNA is not a product of nature and.
The court I think took a reasonable middle approach to say that the things that seem to be imported -- in the industry are patent eligible but things that might implicate.
Broader social issues are broader.
Over broad patent protection in the court's view wouldn't it.
Myriad said quote we believe the court appropriately upheld our claims unseen DNA and we remain focused on saving and improving people's lives.
Experts predict today's opinion will quickly have an impact on genetic testing making it less costly and more accessible.
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