Jorge Contreras on Gene Patents
In this episode, Jorge L. Contreras, Professor of Law at the University of Utah College of Law, discusses his book "The Genome Defense: Inside the Epic Legal Battle to Determine Who Owns Your DNA," which is published by Algonquin Books. Contreras describes the landmark Supreme Court patent case Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics and explains why it was important. He recounts the story of the case and how he reported on it. And he reflects on what it can tell us about patent policy.
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