June 13, 2013 AT 1:55 pm

Supreme Court rules human genes may not be patented

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Supreme Court rules human genes may not be patented.

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that human genes cannot be patented, a decision that could shape the future of medical and genetic research and have profound effects on pharmaceuticals and agriculture.

On the other hand, Thomas wrote, Myriad’s creation of a synthetic form of DNA — called cDNA — based on its discovery does deserve patent protection.

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