NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A recent motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union and other plaintiffs against the US Patent Office and Myriad Genetics, among other defendants, has been scheduled to be heard by the court on Sep. 30, according to documents filed last week.

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