This article has been updated with a comment from Myriad and one of the additional plaintiffs.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The American Civil Liberties Union and the Public Patent Foundation at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, along with a number of other plaintiffs, filed a lawsuit yesterday alleging that the BRCA gene patents "stifle research that could lead to cures and limit women's options regarding their medical care."

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