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Who Owns You? is a comprehensive exploration of the numerous philosophical and legal problems of gene patenting.Provides the first... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Who Owns You? is a comprehensive exploration of the numerous philosophical and legal problems of gene patenting.

  • Provides the first comprehensive book-length treatment of this subject
  • Develops arguments regarding moral realism, and provides a method of judgment that attempts to be ideologically neutral
  • Calls for public attention and policy changes to end the practice of gene patenting


Autorentext
David Koepsell is an author, philosopher, and attorney whose recent research focuses on the nexus of science, technology, ethics, and public policy. He is Assistant Professor, Philosophy Section, Faculty of Technology, Policy, and Management at the Technology University of Delft, in The Netherlands, andSenior Fellow, 3TU Centre for Ethics and Technology, The Netherlands. He is also the author of The Ontology of Cyberspace: Philosophy, Law, and the Future of Intellectual Property, as well as numerous scholarly articles on law, philosophy, science, and ethics.

Klappentext
Surely you own your own genes, don't you? Think again. Now that the race to map the human genome is over, another competition has ensued. Biotech companies, universities, and research institutions, sensing a biological gold mine, have been engaged in a furious scramble to patent human genes. Presently, more than one-fifth of the human genome is fully patented. As far-fetched as it may sound, corporations and universities now own the exclusive rights to many precious parts of you.

How can this be? Patenting human genes violates international agreements and flies in the face of historical and legal norms regarding the ownership of human parts. Not only that, the practice is a costly and unethical aberration in the law of intellectual property that threatens to impede the pace of scientific and technological progress. Who Owns You? is a wake-up call to the far-reaching implications of the insidious nature of gene patenting.

Inhalt
Acknowledgements ix

Introduction 1

1 Individual and Collective Rights in Genomic Data: Preliminary Issues 20

2 Ethics and Ontology: A Brief Discourse on Method 40

3 The Science: Genes and Phenotypes 49

4 DNA, Species, Individuals, and Persons 66

5 Legal Dimensions in Gene Ownership 83

6 Are Genes Intellectual Property? 101

7 DNA and The Commons 119

8 Pragmatic Considerations of Gene Ownership 137

9 So, Who Owns You?: Some Conclusions about Genes, Property, and Personhood 155

Notes 171

Index 181

Produktinformationen

Titel: Who Owns You
Untertitel: The Corporate Gold Rush to Patent Your Genes
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EAN: 9781444308594
ISBN: 978-1-4443-0859-4
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Wiley-Blackwell
Genre: Allgemeines
Anzahl Seiten: 200
Veröffentlichung: 12.03.2009
Jahr: 2009
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 1.0 MB
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