The recent mergers of numerous chemical and agricultural companies are said to be the biggest farm-business oligopoly in history. This article will review the proposed mergers and how they will affect agricultural research as a result.
The High Court has dismissed Stephen and Susan Marsh’s application for leave to appeal a decision from The Court of Appeal (WA). Three important issues/outcomes have emerged from this case.
The Full Court of the Federal Court in D’Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc  FCAFC 115, upheld the decision of the primary judge who found that isolated nucleic acids are patentable subject matter. Such mutations dispose humans to breast and ovarian cancer.