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Australian high court rules that human gene can't be patented

Published on 12th Oct 2015

Published on 12th October 2015

The Australian High Court ruled has ruled that the BRCA1 gene - which is linked to a significant increase in breast and ovarian cancer risk - isn't a "patentable invention". The decision means that a single company will no longer be able to control research on the gene, or receive all the profits from testing for it.

Read more @ Science Alert