Originally published June 14.

It may have taken enormous effort and investment to isolate specific gene mutations and discover their links to disease, and the US Patent and Trademark Office may have long granted IP protection for claims on such isolated DNA fragments, but neither of these facts convinced the US Supreme Court to uphold Myriad Genetics' patents on BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.

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