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Snakeoil
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Interesting because of a case before the Supreme Court

I heard yesterday the USSC is hearing a case about the patent on the Breast cancer gene. Because the company that holds the patent, makes the tests for the gene. And they charge a lot of money for that test.
So women that lack the money can't afford to get the test done, at least not until they get diagnosed with Breast/ovarian cancer.

So I think this is more then just Apple, Microsoft, and the other usual suspects.
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eco
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join:2001-11-28
Wilmington, DE

Sorry to nitpick but the correct abbreviation for the Supreme Court is SCOTUS --- Supreme Court of the United States.


Zoder

join:2002-04-16
Miami, FL
reply to Snakeoil

The case you are talking about is actually a different issue. Myriad is not trolling. They actually produce a product on the patents as issue.

The question is whether they can patent naturally occurring DNA sequences that have been isolated from the complete DNA strand.