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New Online Database Sheds Light On Gene Patenting Process
2013-12-08 06:29:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Researchers from Cambria, a non-profit biotech research organization, and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), have developed a new online database revealing which organizations have applied for patents related to genes and proteins in living organisms. The open-sourced PatSeq registry, which is the subject of a paper published in last week’s edition of Nature Biotechnology, currently holds over 120 million DNA...

2013-06-18 23:03:27

The Supreme Court recently gave its answer of “No” to the question of whether human genes were patent-eligible subject matter. The decision relegates industry reliance on the Patent Office´s grant of more than 3,000 patents over 30 years to a footnote for Congressional action. (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 The Supreme Court recently gave its answer of “No” to the question of whether human genes were patent-eligible subject matter. The decision relegates industry...

2013-06-13 23:03:37

Plaintiffs, including the American Civil Liberties Union, Association for Molecular Pathology, and American Society for Clinical Pathology, win long-fought case against Myriad Genetics, Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. No. 12—398, that has far-reaching possibilities for genetic research and improved patient outcomes. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 The U.S. Supreme Court today invalidated patents on two genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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