By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, DC, today ruled that US patent law allows for the patenting of human genes when it overturned an earlier district court decision that tests using isolated human DNA were invalid because genes were natural products.

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