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Gene patenting isn't just a big case in the US: Australia's Full Federal Court is also considering the validity of patents held by Myriad Genetics and Genetic Technologies, a Melbourne-based firm, on isolated gene sequences associated with breast and ovarian cancers, ScienceInsider reports.

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