http://www.aclu.org/free-speech-wom...st-cancer-genes-ruled-invalid-aclupubpat-case Code: Patents on genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer are invalid, ruled a New York federal court today. The precedent-setting ruling marks the first time a court has found patents on genes unlawful and calls into question the validity of patents now held on approximately 2,000 human genes. Well I was wondering when these patents would be struck. Its good they are being reviewed, the question becomes. Will it be appealed, at what level, and will such cases reach the Supreme Court. It also means we can hope to see other challenges against genes held by any organization, non-profit or not. Yipee!