Judge rules in favor of ACLU in Myriad Genetic case

A U.S. District judge has ruled in favor of the ACLU in their lawsuit against Myriad Genetics today, stating that it's patents for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene-test “are directed to a law of nature and were therefore improperly granted.”

This is a great victory for all who were involved in Kartemquin's documentary In the Family, which documented filmmaker Joanna Rudnick's investigation of the patenting issue after her own discovery that she carried the BRCA gene.

Watch a clip of the film that features Joanna interviewing Myriad Genetics about the patenting issue here. Read the court's decision here, and read more of the news about the court's decision here.

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