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Gene patents in the US - focusing on what really matters

Allison W Dobson1* and James P Evans2

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1 6628 Ridge Run Ct. Clemmons, NC 27012, USA

2 Department of Genetics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7264, USA

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Genome Biology 2012, 13:161  doi:10.1186/gb-2012-13-6-161

Published: 29 June 2012


With new technologies, concerns about gene patent claims regarding isolated DNA are becoming less relevant, but broad method claims could be more problematic.

Gene patent; sequencing; isolated DNA; method; abstract; diagnostics; obviousness; Myriad; Prometheus; Classen