Genome & ethics: Cracking the code

Genome & ethics: Cracking the code

By John C. Cannon , UCSC Public Information Office In June the United States Supreme Court barred the patenting of genes, ruling that a company couldn’t have exclusive access to naturally occurring molecules. This decision sorts out a big piece of the debate on...
Gene patent decision called step forward for open research

Gene patent decision called step forward for open research

By UCSC Public Information Genetics researchers at UC Santa Cruz said the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling that human genes cannot be patented will help keep advanced genetic research from being controlled by private drug and biotechnology companies. David...