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South Dakota Bio Tech SpokesWoman Says High Court Ruling Has Ag Implications

South Dakota Bio Tech SpokesWoman Says High Court Ruling Has Ag Implications

 

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that human genes may not be patented.  South Dakota Bio Tech Association Executive Director Joni Johnson says while the decision is positive for researchers at the National Institute of Health, it has many possible unintended consequences for agriculture.

Johnson says her office has fielded several calls from producers concerned about the ruling’s effect and how it may impact biotechnology they use on their operations.

She says anyone with questions should contact the South Dakota Bio Tech Association office in Sioux Falls.

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