Is Judge Robert Sweet's decision to overturn Myriad's BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene patents the end of gene patenting as we know it? Genomics Law Report's John Conley and Dan Vorhaus broke down the case and its implications in their blog, saying it is an important decision, but it is equally important not to overstate things.

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