Last week, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis sided with Washington University in a battle with Dr. Catalona. Catalona is one of the U.S.’s most prominent prostate cancer researchers and recently moved to Northwestern University. He and his patients requested the tissue samples from Washington University so that he can continue his work. Catalona v. Washington, 07-525 ensued and the Supreme Court sided with the lower courts in saying that the university owns all rights to the human tissue.
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