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  •  When a cell makes acopy of a gene containing (0+ / 0-)

    introns, it strips out the introns as the RNA transcript is being made. Clearly this RNA which is complementary to the "patented DNA sequence" is a product of nature and can't be patented and does not infinge the  Myriad bogus patent. So a test for that gene which uses the RNA version (clearly a high hurdle technically) will be legal. This may apply to any direct functional gene copy that has been patented.

    I'd tip you but they cut off my tip box. The TSA would put Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad on the no-fly list.

    by OHdog on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 02:04:35 PM PDT

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