By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic Technologies today said that the US Patent and Trademark Office has upheld, without amendment, the firm's core US patent covering non-coding DNA.

The Australian firm's patent, US No. 5,612,179, was challenged last year and a re-examination was launched in June.

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