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June 13, 2013


Supreme Court Rules Human Genes May Not Be Patented

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled "that human genes extracted from the body can't be patented, a victory for doctors and patients who argued that such patents interfere with scientific research and the practice of medicine," the Wall Street Journal reports.

"The court was handing down one of its most significant rulings in the age of molecular medicine, deciding who may own the fundamental building blocks of life."












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