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Myriad Genetics v ACLU in the Federal Circuit

The ACLU had its day in court at the Federal Circuit yesterday, with oral arguments occupying 70 minutes of the court’s time in front of an audience of “hundreds” according to coverage from The Salt Lake Tribune (Myriad’s hometown paper). This case, you will recall, is a challenge to the patentability of isolated DNA. When the District Court ruled in favour of the ACLU, I argued that the decision was not a big deal. One of the reasons — that the Federal Circuit would overturn the decision — is one step closer to being tested. In the meantime, I stand by the other four.

The arguments are online, if you want to listen to the whole thing (thanks to @genomicslawyer for the link), and FierceBiotech and The Atlantic also have coverage.

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