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The US Supreme Court's unanimous ruling last week that newly discovered genes belong to humankind and cannot be patented will be a boon "to patients, their families, their doctors, scientists - and common sense," said the University of Washington's Prof.
A technician loads patient samples into a machine for testing at Myriad Genetics Friday, May 31, 2002, in Salt Lake City.
The U.S. Supreme Court Building is seen in this March 31, 2012, file photo in Washington, D.C. Naturally occurring human gene sequences cannot be patented but artificially copied and replicated DNA can be, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 13, 2013.