OpinionOpinion L.A.

High: Gene patenting

ScienceBiologyAntonin ScaliaClarence ThomasMyriad Genetics Incorporated
The court ruled unanimously (again in June; it always saves the best cases for last) that it was impossible to patent a naturally occurring human gene. The decision was notable for Justice Antonin Scalia's refusal to sign a passage in Justice Clarence Thomas' majority opinion setting out the... Douglas C. Pizac / Associated Press