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Court says human genes cannot be patented

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that companies cannot patent parts of naturally-occurring human genes, a decision with the potential to profoundly affect the emerging and lucrative medical and biotechnology industries. The high […]

06/13/2013

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Gene test may help guide prostate cancer treatment

(AP) – A new genetic test to gauge the aggressiveness of prostate cancer may help tens of thousands of men each year decide whether they need to treat their cancer right away or can safely […]

05/07/2013

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Patenting genes: Justices tackle big health issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed worried Monday about the idea of companies patenting human genes in a case that could profoundly reshape the multibillion-dollar biomedical industry and U.S. research in the fight against diseases.

04/15/2013

Court to decide if human genes can be patented

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court will soon decide whether companies can patent human genes, a decision that could reshape the future of medical care in the United States. The justices on Friday decided they […]

11/30/2012

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