Patenting of Human Genes and Living Organisms

Patenting of Human Genes and Living Organisms

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Biotechnology is one of the most promising fields of technology, especially since molecular biology methods have enhanced our knowledge of genes, their structure, and their action. This knowledge makes it possible to change genetic material and construct new varieties of cultural plants and animals for various purposes such as nutrition, scientific and medical experimentation, and treatment of human diseases. Such inventions may even include human genes. The understandable desire to have legal protection in this domain has created new problems - especially from the viewpoint of the law and acquiring patents for these new inventions. These problems are under wide discussion and are often controversial. This volume provides a unique overview of the current problems and opinions in this controversial field.... morality has been given and the Board, in remitting the case to the first instance, ordered to consider certain pros and cons ... The conclusion was that the provision of a test animal in cancer research which may lead to an overall reduction ofanbsp;...

Title:Patenting of Human Genes and Living Organisms
Author:Friedrich Vogel, Reinhard Grunwald
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06


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