Thursday, June 13, 2013

Supreme Court: Human Genes May NOT Be Patented

The high court did stike some middle ground by ruling that cDNA, which is artificially made cloned DNA, can be patented.

"A naturally occurring DNA segment is a product of nature and not patent eligible merely because it has been isolated, but cDNA is patent eligible because it is not naturally occurring," according to the court ruling written by Justice Clarence Thomas.