The Amazon, Baseball Bats, Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Gene Patents | GenomeWeb

US Supreme Court Justices heard arguments yesterday regarding whether isolated genes may be patented, and NPR's Nina Totenberg writes that they "seemed skeptical." Turna Ray at Daily Scan sister publication GenomeWeb Daily News notes that "some justices didn't readily buy" the argument from Myriad's lawyer Gregory Castanias t

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