Emerging Trends In Nucleic Acids And Human Genome Work

Law360, New York (December 18, 2012, 12:19 PM EST) -- When Gregor Mendel first identified the two gene alleles that account for inherited characteristics in living organisms, he radicalized our understanding of the myriad combinations possible in a single DNA strand. Today, pioneering companies are applying advanced genetic research to develop new medicines that treat inherited diseases and detect diseases earlier and more safely, but it also exposes companies to a host of legal issues, particularly on the intellectual property front.

In this Q&A, Kaye Scholer partner Michael Malecek answers crucial questions about emerging legal issues...
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