NYTimes: DOJ reverses decision on patenting human genomes

Posted: October 30, 2010 in DNA, DOJ, federal government, identity, patents

DOJ Reverses decision on nature based patents

“We acknowledge that this conclusion is contrary to the longstanding practice of the Patent and Trademark Office, as well as the practice of the National Institutes of Health and other government agencies that have in the past sought and obtained patents for isolated genomic DNA,” the brief said.

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