June 17, 2013
Supreme Court's Ruling on Gene Patents Opens New Avenues for University Research
The four-year court battle over the genetic marker of an elevated risk of breast cancer was, for many, a mind-numbing slog through complicated science. Now begins the even longer and murkier process of assessing the sum of gains or possible losses for university researchers and the wider public.
The Supreme Court, in its 9-to-0 decision,