|Source: GenomicsLawReport Blog|
A recent District Court ruling on an appeal had upheld Myriad's patent on the genes themselves, while disallowing a patent on a method of testing.
According to Jaydee Hanson, a policy director for the International Centre for Technology Assessment (ICTA), more than 4,000 genes have been patented, including copies of genes that make up 20 percent of the human genome.
Further information can be found in this news article:
Wilson, Amanda. ACLU Will Take Gene Patent Case to Supreme Court. Published on Sunday, October 16, 2011 by Inter Press Service [Accessed October 18, 2011]