| Apr 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding. — Louis D. Brandeis
Just a few words and little thought separate yet another stronghold of the American economy from ruin....
| Apr 16, 2013
| 11:19 AM
WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney had it wrong. Corporations aren't people -- corporations own people.
The Supreme Court on Monday took up the unusual question of whether corporations control our genetic material -- specifically, whether a Utah-based company...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Orestes De La Paz's exhibit at the Frost Art Museum in Miami in May recalled Chuck Palahniuk's novel and film Fight Club, in which lead character Tyler Durden's principal income source was making upscale soap using discarded liposuctioned fat fetched from...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:31 PM
Researchers hailed the Supreme Court ruling Wednesday that bans the patenting of human DNA, saying it would expand access to genetic testing for disease at lower cost to patients.
In a unanimous decision, the justices said Myriad Genetics did not have...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:54 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court decision that Myriad Genetics cannot patent two genes linked to ovarian and breast cancer came as welcome relief to researchers whose work on BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes had been thwarted by legal challenges from the company.
| Jun 14, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that naturally occurring human genes may not be patented, potentially opening up commercial and scientific terrain to more freewheeling exploration.
In a unanimous decision that is a mixed bag for the...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 5:20 PM
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that human genes cannot be patented. The decision is a victory for cancer patients, researchers and geneticists.
Since 1984 the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted more than 40,000 patents tied to genetic...
| May 21, 2013
Four days after her April 27 breast reconstruction, the third and final surgery aimed at sparing her an early death from breast cancer, Angelina Jolie was in good spirits at home.
Upon paying a house call, her surgeon, Dr. Kristi Funk of the Pink...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 2:30 AM
As anyone who has ever bought even one stock knows, getting rich fast in the market isn't easy. But over the long term -- a decade or longer -- if you invest in a well-diversified bundle of stocks, throw in a smattering of well-priced bonds and save...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 11:52 AM
Every time a woman is tested for gene mutations linked to significantly higher rates of breast and ovarian cancer, her blood is sent to a lab in Utah.
That's because Salt Lake City-based Myriad Genetics Inc. owns the patents to the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 3:12 PM
The American Civil Liberties Union has asked for a second time that the Supreme Court invalidate Myriad Genetics Inc.'s patents on two genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancers, the latest salvo in a case with broad consequences for...