Biotechnology and Gene Patents

Gene Patents

BRCA-1 and BRCA-2: See the CPTech Page on Myriad, which currently is involved in patent disputes over its claim to the BRCA-1 and BRCA-2 genes, which are used in for cancer screening.

Columbia University Cotransformation Patent

Interleukin-9 (Asthma Gene Patent)

University of Rochester Patent on Cox 2-inhibitors

Winter II Antibody Expression Library Human Stem Cell Patents Held by Chiron on Hepatitis C Genes HFE Genetic Test for Hemochromatosis Other Biotech and Gene Patents Statements and Reports on Patenting of Genes History of Gene Patenting

  • June 16, 1980. Diamond v. Chakrabarty. This case marked a turnaround in the patentability of bio-engineered organisms in the U.S. In it, the Supreme Court held that a bacterium genetically engineered to consume oil spills was patentable.
General News Stories
Human Genome Project

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