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US Supreme Court rules DNA is not patentable, but synthetically created yes

Friday, June 14th 2013 - 10:51 UTC
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The United States Supreme Court ruled on 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. Read full article


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  • GFace

    Good call. I'm not the biggest fan of Thomas by any means but he has drafted some rather solid and dare I say, progressive, blunt ruling and dissenting opinions such as the Kelo and Raich dissensions. I'll file this as one of them. People who think he's a do-nothing lapdog for the corporate Right can dry their tears of frustration with yet another decision or just do what they always do and dismiss him as an Uncle Tom knowing nothing of what he actually says and writes.

    Jun 14th, 2013 - 03:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    It is somewhat ludacrous to believe that one can patent a component of the body. I can understand the process to identify the component but not the body itself.
    I personally have no issues with Thomas other than he is not the brighest bulb in that chamber...........inquiring minds want to know and he usually does not want to know. Perhaps he is just shy.

    Jun 14th, 2013 - 06:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    The point may well be,
    who do you belong to,
    him or me lol.

    Jun 14th, 2013 - 07:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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