Patenting human genetic material: refocusing the debate

Citation
T. Caulfield et al., Patenting human genetic material: refocusing the debate, NAT REV GEN, 1(3), 2000, pp. 227-231
Citations number
43
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Editorial Material
Categorie Soggetti
Biology,"Molecular Biology & Genetics
Journal title
NATURE REVIEWS GENETICS
ISSN journal
1471-0056 → ACNP
Volume
1
Issue
3
Year of publication
2000
Pages
227 - 231
Database
ISI
SICI code
1471-0056(200012)1:3<227:PHGMRT>2.0.ZU;2-9
Abstract
The biotechnology industry has become firmly established over the past twen ty years and gene patents have played an important part in this phenomenon. However, concerns have been raised over the patentability of human genetic material, through public protests and international statements, but to lit tle effect. Here we discuss some of these concerns, the patent authorities' response to them, and ways in which to address these issues and to move th e debate forward using current legal structures.