Following the publication of this article, the ruling judge on the case chose not to make a decision ‘from the bench’ at a Feb. 2 hearing and said he would wait to decide whether the case should go to trial or be dismissed. Originally published on Jan. 29.

By Turna Ray

Divergent definitions of "isolated DNA" may be what cause the ruling judge to decide against granting summary judgment in the American Civil Liberties Union's anti-gene patenting case.

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