This article has been updated with the name of the US laboratory that sent Ontario's Ministry of Health a cease and desist letter.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario is challenging the legality of US gene patents in Canada.

In a complaint filed today with Canada's Federal Court, CHEO is challenging the validity of five patents held by the University of Utah Research Foundation, Genzyme Genetics, and Yale University on genes underlying tests for Long QT syndrome, a cardiac disorder that can be fatal.

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