Opinion: The High Court has confirmed what we already knew: human genes are not inventions October 8, 2015 In an article for ABC’s The Drum, Murdoch University Adjunct Professor Luigi Palombi discusses the significance of the High Court ruling in the D’Arcy v Myriad Genetics case that breast cancer genetic mutations cannot be patented. Professor Palombi goes over the history of the case and highlights that previous Australian rulings in the Federal Court were in direct opposition to patent law rulings made by the US Supreme Court. He says that the implications of the decision go beyond this case and writes that, in its decision, the High Court has recognised that patent monopolies, sanctioned by law, cannot be permitted without due regard to their impact on society and the economy, both positive and negative. To read the full article, click here. Print This Post Media contact: Jo Manning Tel: (08) 9360 2474 | Mobile: 0408 201 309 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, Experts, school of law Tags: abc the drum, breast cancer, genetic mutations, luigi palombi, myriad genetics, patent monopolies, us supreme court Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!