Patenting of Human Genes and Living Organisms

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...

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Main Authors: Vogel, Friedrich, Grunwald, Reinhard (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 1994, 1994
Series:Veröffentlichungen aus der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften, Supplement zu den Sitzungsberichten der Mathematisch-naturwissenschaftlichen Klasse Jahrgang 1993/94
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary: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
Physical Description:X, 244p online resource
ISBN:9783642851537