SCOTUS Avoids Dystopian Nightmare and Says Your Genes Belong to You

This morning, the Supreme Court unanimously (cute!) ruled that human genes are not patentable. The Court heard oral arguments in the case back in April, with the ACLU arguing strongly against Myriad Genetics’s right to patent two genes that put women at a greater risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer—BRCA1 and… » 6/13/13 6:45pm 6/13/13 6:45pm