01 Apr '12, 7am

SCOTUS Invalidates Breast Cancer Gene Patents | Care2 Causes

SCOTUS Invalidates Breast Cancer Gene Patents | Care2 Causes

The Supreme Court set aside a lower court ruling that allowed a company to patent two genes linked to breast and ovarian cancer and limit access to potentially life-saving genetic tests for at risk-women, giving women a rare victory over corporate interests and continuing a promising line of decisions that refuses to corporatize human genetics. The Public Patent Foundation (PUBAT) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) challenged the patents held by Myriad Genetics on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Last year an appellate court held those patents were valid. Now that the judgment has been vacated, the case will go back to the same three-judge panel who issued the original decision. They then decide the next steps and the timeline for the case. “In light of recent rulings from the court that mere laws of nature cannot be patented, we hope that the lower court will come to...

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