“In its ruling, the Supreme Court notes that the sequences of these genes are naturally present in every human cell—and simply cutting them out of the genome and isolating them from the cell does not change that fact. As a result, no matter how much work and ingenuity it took to first identify the genes, the sequences remain natural products. As such, they are not eligible for patenting.” —
This is good news. I imagine there are many patentable innovations made possible by isolating genes, but the mere act of isolation does not make the gene any less naturally-occurring.