The Boston Globe has an op-ed piece from John Maraganore, CEO of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. He argues that "pending decisions by the Supreme Court, the patent office, and Congress could fundamentally change the ground rules for patent protection within the life sciences industry to such a degree that in a decade we may not have an industry remaining."

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