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ACLU -- Myriad Genetics lawsuit-EurekaAlert

PostPosted: May 14th, 2009, 9:42 pm
by wolfhnd
ACLU -- Myriad Genetics lawsuit will become landmark case
Says Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

New Rochelle, NY, May 14, 2009—The American Civil Liberties Union action in filing a lawsuit yesterday against Myriad Genetics is going to lead to one of the most important legal battles in the history of biotechnology, asserts Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN). ( The ACLU charged that the patenting of two human genes linked to breast and ovarian cancer will inhibit medical research. The organization also claims that the patents are invalid and unconstitutional.

"This is going to turn into one of the watershed events in the evolution of the bioindustry," says John Sterling, Editor in Chief of GEN. ... 051409.php