By Turna Ray

A US District Court's ruling that seven patents held by Myriad Genetics on BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes are invalid has resulted in exultation from gene patent opponents and handwringing from the biotechnology industry about the deleterious impact of the decision. But the fight is really just beginning.

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