While the US Supreme Court ruling last week in the Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics gene patenting case was a unanimous decision, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote a short concurring opinion. In it, Scalia notes while he joins in the judgment of the court, there were aspects of the opinion, particularly surrounding its description molecular biology, that he did not join with the other justices on.

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