[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) [advocacy websites] on Wednesday asked [cert. petition, PDF] the US Supreme Court [official website] to overturn a recent federal appeals court decision that upheld gene patents. The June decision [JURIST report] by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit [official website] partially overturned a district court ruling [JURIST report] and upheld the validity of gene patents that prevent non-patent holders from studying, testing or even…

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