Court ruling against gene patents may open BRCA breast cancer tests to more women, experts say

  • by: MARILYNN MARCHIONE , AP Chief Medical Writer
  • Updated: June 13, 2013 - 6:45 PM

A ruling by the Supreme Court that human genes can't be patented is expected to increase access and drop the cost for tests for gene mutations that greatly raise the risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer.

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