By Turna Ray

Following US District Court Judge Robert Sweet's decision earlier this month to not rule from the bench as to whether Myriad Genetics' BRCA gene patents are legally and constitutionally valid, it is anyone's guess as to when the judge may issue a determination on the case. Nevertheless, some legal experts predict that the judge may be waiting to decide the American Civil Liberties Union's anti-gene patenting case in order to see how the Supreme Court handles the method claims in Bilski v. Kappos.

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