Patents – the Starting Gun in the Race for the Human Genome

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dc.contributor.advisor Hutt, Peter Barton en_US
dc.contributor.author Bradley, Patrick en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-07T15:16:04Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Patents – the Starting Gun in the Race for the Human Genome (2005 Third Year Paper) en
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:10015275
dc.description.abstract The race to sequence the human genome between the federal government’s Human Genome Project and the private firm Celera Genomics is one of the most fascinating tales in the history of science. This paper explores the role that the prospect of obtaining patents on these DNA sequences played in stimulating that race. It then examines different policy rationales for and against DNA sequence patents. In doing so, two competing goals rise to the surface – incentivizing the creation of downstream products versus maintaining an open and cordial research environment. Finally, the paper explores how the current law deals with these objectives and suggests a number of possible changes to strike a better balance. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dash.license LAA en_US
dc.subject Food and Drug Law en
dc.subject genome en
dc.subject patent en
dc.title Patents – the Starting Gun in the Race for the Human Genome en
dc.type Paper (for course/seminar/workshop) en_US
dc.date.available 2012-12-07T15:16:04Z

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