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CLB Journal Club with Harker Rhodes, SLS '12


January 31, 2011 12:45pm - 1:45pm

Room 185
Journal Clubs are opportunities for informal discussion, in which students and faculty explore a topic of interest in law and the biosciences. This week, Harker Rhodes (SLS 2012) will facilitate discussion.

"The Government's New Stance on Gene Patents: Is This The End?"

Last year, a federal district judge in New York sent shock waves through the world of biotechnology by invalidating Myriad Genetics' patents on the breast-cancer-related genes BRCA1 and BRCA2. Then the Department of Justice agreed - arguing in an amicus brief to the Federal Circuit that the district court got it right. Is this the end of gene patents as we know them?

Justice Department Opposes (Some) Gene Patents in the Myriad Appeal
U.S. Says Genes Should Not Be Eligible for Patents

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