Genomics and Intellectual Property: Life in the Information Jungle

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Genomics and Intellectual Property: Life in the Information Jungle

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Robert Cook-Deegan, M.D., Duke University.

Controversies about gene patents and methods in genomics have led U.S. and international organizations to produce guidance about patenting and licensing genomic inventions. However, case studies show that patents are neither necessary nor sufficient for “some” kinds of genomic invention. The rich stories of genomic invention do not yield precise guides about optimal incentives for invention or to ensure broad and fair access to resulting goods and services.

The Clarke Forum Student Board generated this program.

Publication Date

3-18-2008

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Genomics

Genomics and Intellectual Property: Life in the Information Jungle
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