AMA Calls Myriad's Gene Patents Unconstitutional

Law360, New York (September 2, 2009, 2:07 PM EDT) -- The American Medical Association and other medical groups have weighed in on a dispute over gene patents launched by the American Civil Liberties Union, arguing that seven patents linked to breast and ovarian cancer exclusively licensed by Myriad Genetics Inc. are unconstitutional.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York approved a motion Monday by the medical groups, allowing them to file a brief amici curiae in support of the unprecedented case filed by the ACLU in May that seeks to invalidate seven...
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