Gene Patents Found Invalid


Great news from the NYtimes: 

A federal judge on Monday struck down patents on two genes linked to breast and ovarian cancer.
The decision, if upheld, could throw into doubt the patents covering
thousands of human genes and reshape the law of intellectual property

This is fantastic for research.  The very idea of putting a patent on a human gene is just moronic.  Should someone be allowed to patent the femur bone?

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