Genetic Research http://kcur.org en Supreme Court Says Human Genes Can't Be Patented http://kcur.org/post/supreme-court-says-human-genes-cant-be-patented <p>The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that segments of naturally-occurring human genes cannot be patented. The ruling may change the focus of genomic research, but it won't stop it.</p><p>Professor Andrew Torrance specializes in biotechnology patent law at the University of Kansas. He says the ruling falls hardest on companies that have invested billions of dollars, hoping to profit from patents on human gene fragments like those that help reveal a person’s risk for breast cancer.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 12:54:53 +0000 Bryan Thompson 38499 at http://kcur.org Supreme Court Says Human Genes Can't Be Patented Genetic Sequencing Advances Help Identify & Treat Rare Diseases http://kcur.org/post/genetic-sequencing-advances-help-identify-treat-rare-diseases <p></p><div>Recent advances in genome sequencing, including&nbsp;a technology developed at Children’s Mercy Hospital&nbsp;known as "fast sequencing,"&nbsp;are helping medical professionals diagnose often-fatal diseases.&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 16:24:47 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 30031 at http://kcur.org Genetic Sequencing Advances Help Identify & Treat Rare Diseases