October 30, 2010
Feds Say Genes Should Not Be Eligible for Patents
Andrew Pollack, NY Times
Reversing a longstanding policy, the federal government said on Friday that human and other genes should not be eligible for patents because they are part of nature. The new position could have a huge impact on medicine and on the biotechnology industry.
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