Originally published June 15.

By Turna Ray

On the heels of the anti-gene patenting victory in a US District Court by genetic researchers and cancer patients, an Australian patient group has challenged the patentability of DNA.

Cancer Voices Australia, the law firm Maurice Blackburn, and breast cancer patient Yvonne D'Arcy this week took legal action in Australia's Federal Court against four biotech organizations to challenge the legality of gene patents.

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