Ways the Gene Patent Ruling Affects Patients | MyHealthNewsDaily.com
4 Ways the Gene Patent Ruling Affects You
Apr 16, 2013 | 9:53 AM ET | Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Senior Writer
| The Supreme Court is due to rule by the end of June on the landmark question of whether companies have the right to patent genes.|
One party in the case isMyriad Genetics, a company that by 1998 had patented two genes strongly linked to breast and ovarian cancer risk, called BRCA1 and BRCA2.
Since then, thousands of genes have been patented.