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SCOTUS: You Can't Patent a Gene -- Sort Of

In a decision that could have wide-ranging impacts, the highest U.S. court ruled Thursday biotech companies can't patent your genes. But they can stake their claim to derivatives made from the building blocks of nearly all living things.Humans, penguins, bacteria … and basically all manner of life share a common bond: DNA. The double helix that was discovered by scientists in the middle of the twentieth century is nature's roadmap. At its simplest, it tells organisms how to make proteins, which, eventually, define everything from what an individual cell does to how complex organ systems work, and beyond.DNA is actually made up of units called nucleotides – essentially the language of DNA. Genes are sequences of these nucleotides that define characteristics of organisms. Unraveling genes – finding out what they do, and how changes impact them – has spurred incredible medical breakthroughs.BRCA: A Key Discovery in Cancer ResearchOne such discovery came in the form of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 ...

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