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Justices Consider Whether Patents on Genes Are Valid


Gene sequencing

A Myriad Genetics scientist preparing samples for DNA sequencing.

Credit: Myriad Genetics

The Supreme Court is poised to take up the highly charged question of whether human genes can be patented. But another question could trump it: Has the field of genetics moved so far so fast that whatever the court decides, it has come too late to the issue?

From The New York Times
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