DNA

The Supreme Court decided today that human gene sequences cannot be patented, invalidating some of Myriad Genetics's patent claims on the breast cancer genes BRCA1 and BRCA2. But it was only a partial victory for scientists and patients' rights advocates—the Court upheld the company's patents on the cDNA versions of those genes. What's cDNA? Clearly the Court doesn't understand, or else wouldn't have made such a ruling. 

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A Damning Dissent: Scalia's Smartest, Wittiest Ruling of All Time

Justice Antonin Scalia was at his finest in criticizing the Court over its approval of DNA swabs

Justice Antonin Scalia was at his finest in criticizing the Court over its approval of DNA swabs.

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Does the Government Deserve Your DNA?

The crucial privacy case before the Supreme Court

The crucial privacy case before the Supreme Court.

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Where DNA Doesn't Count

Will Kentucky finally give non-death row prisoners the right to test old evidence?

Will Kentucky finally give non-death row prisoners the right to test old evidence?

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