Opinions and Editorials

Dec. 11, 2023

DC Journal: Innovators Need Patent Reform Now by Frank Cullen

Researchers at a Boston biotechnology firm recently released a groundbreaking study demonstrating that their new gene editing technology can significantly reduce cholesterol levels in patients at risk of heart attack and stroke.

Unfortunately, discoveries like this could have been unnecessarily delayed, thanks to a decade-old Supreme Court ruling that made it much harder for companies to develop these life-saving treatments.

The case — Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics — was one of several that have crushed American innovation in recent years.

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