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On Monday, June 13, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States made it clear by a 9-0 decision that no company has the right to patent human genes. While unfavorable to Myriad Genetics (eliminating its monopoly on the BRCA1/BRCA2 breast cancer genetic test and opening itself up to imminent competition), this is a good decision that should provide scientists with freedom to explore human genomics without fear of lawsuit and patients with competitive pricing on gene tests.

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