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The Health 202: The Supreme Court banned patenting genes. But Congress might change that.
Washington Post

The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that genes can’t be patented. But a bipartisan group of lawmakers is trying to change that with legislation pushed by biopharmaceutical companies and patent lawyers.

Three hearings are scheduled this week and next before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s intellectual property subcommittee, where its members will consider draft legislation from Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) loosening rules around what types of things can and can’t be patented.