By Matt Jones

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a case that could impact patent laws that are particularly relevant to the personalized medicine sector, the US Supreme Court yesterday heard oral arguments in a lawsuit between Mayo Collaborative Services and Prometheus Laboratories.

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