NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A US district court has denied a motion by the US Patent and Trademark Office, Myriad Genetics, and the University of Utah Research Foundation to dismiss a lawsuit brought against them challenging the legality and constitutionality of BRCA gene patents owned by the University of Utah and exclusively licensed to Myriad.

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