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Jolie's mastectomy spotlights battle over genes

Movie star Angelina Jolie tested positive for a "faulty gene" at the center of a high-profile legal battle in the United States that challenges whether human genes can belong to a corporation.

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Top US court throws out human gene patents

THE US Supreme Court has thrown out a lower court ruling allowing human genes to be patented, a topic of enormous interest to cancer researchers, patients and drug makers.

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U.S. Supreme Court petitioned to review AMP, et al. lawsuit on gene patents

Association for Molecular Pathology ) The American Civil Liberties Union and the Public Patent Foundation have petitioned the US Supreme Court to hear Association for Molecular Pathology v. US Patent and Trademark Office, a case that challenges the validity of patents on two human genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

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