Legal News of the Day: Supreme Court to Decide Whether Human Genes Can Be Patented

This term, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., where the question is whether human genes are patentable.

SCOTUSBlog is hosting an online symposium on how and based on what reasoning the court might decide this issue.   In an introduction to this series, they present an overview of the case in layman’s terms.  For a list of the articles posted so far, go here.