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The Supreme Court recently ruled that naturally-occurring human genes are “products of nature” that are not eligible to be patented. At the same time, however, the Court held that artificially-created DNA, so-called complementary DNA or cDNA, is patent-able, because it is not naturally occurring.
Maybe you’ve experienced this yourself or know someone who has, but it’s a situation that’s an all too common occurrence. Your child or other family member has been rushed to the hospital, you are desperate to find out his or her condition – and no one will tell you anything because of the privacy laws. It doesn’t matter if it’s a college age child or elderly parent; no amount of pleading or threats will get you the information you want.