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This article was updated July 31 from an earlier version posted July 29. The updated version includes additional analysis on the lawsuit and comments from Duke University's Robert Cook-Deegan.

By Turna Ray

While ruling that isolated gene sequences are not products of nature and are therefore patentable, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit last week deemed several of Myriad Genetics' method claims that describe "comparing" and "analyzing" gene sequences invalid.

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