Are you aware it’s legal to patent human genes?

According to Breast Cancer Action they received a disappointing verdict last week in the most recent leg of our legal challenge to Myriad Genetics’ patents on the BRCA1 & 2 genes. We were in DC recently for oral arguments as the Federal Circuit reconsidered their initial ruling against us. Unfortunately, the same three-judge panel reached the same misguided conclusion: “yes, it’s legal to patent human genes.” The good news is we just heard from our lawyers at the ACLU that they’ll be requesting the Supreme Court to hear our appeal – again. We’ve been working on this legal challenge since 2009 and we won’t stop until corporate patents on the “breast cancer genes” are a thing of the past. Get involved

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