Human Genes Shouldn't Be Patented, DNA Pioneer Says

Law360, New York (February 7, 2013, 3:16 PM EST) -- One of the scientists who discovered the structure of DNA in the 1950s has told the U.S. Supreme Court that human genes should not be patented, arguing they contain information related to the "essence of being human."

DNA research pioneer James D. Watson filed an amicus brief in The Association of Molecular Pathology et al. v. Myriad Genetics Inc. et al., a case involving a dispute as to whether Myriad can patent breast cancer genes the company has isolated. Watson filed the brief Jan. 31 but...
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