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Justices are deep in the weeds on genes - Gillette News Record: Opinion

Justices are deep in the weeds on genes

Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 12:09 pm, Tue Nov 5, 2013.

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney had it wrong. Corporations aren’t people — corporations own people.

The Supreme Court on Monday took up the unusual question of whether corporations control our genetic material — specifically, whether a Utah-based company called Myriad Genetics has valid patents on the human genes BRCA1 and BRCA2, which are related to breast and ovarian cancers.

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