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Myriad's impact on gene patents

Three years later, the landmark Myriad decision on gene patents has led to some striking and unforeseen implications.

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Figure 2: Granted patents with gene-related claims containing sequence IDs, including the gene-related search terms identified in search S1 (general) and S2 (isolated) from Table 1, as well as the keyword 'isolated' within three words of 'DNA.'
Figure 3: Gene-related patents (a) filed in the last 20 years containing the S3 search terms in Table 1 and (b) including the keyword “isolated” within 3 words of DNA in the claims.


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Aboy, M., Liddell, K., Liddicoat, J. et al. Myriad's impact on gene patents. Nat Biotechnol 34, 1119–1123 (2016).

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