Within months of the 2009 release of Who Owns You, the legal landscape for gene patenting began to undergo a radical transformation. The 2nd Edition of David Koepsells widely acclaimed exploration of the philosophical and legal problems of patenting human genes is completely updated to reflect the most recent changes to the cultural and legal climate relating to the practice of gene patenting. Koepsell enhances his original ontological and ethical arguments to bring further clarity to legal debates around this controversial topic. Other updates include coverage of recent and ongoing Supreme Court cases which continue to define new parameters regarding the exclusion of abstract ideas, laws of nature, and natural phenomena from patent eligibility. And while the dust still settles on AMP v. Myriad Genetics with some feeling that Myriad lost a major battle in the gene warKoepsell examines implications of the courts decision that seemingly give a green light to the patenting of artificial genes, or cDNA. Also new for this edition is an in-depth summary of a theory of scientific commons recently developed by the author that centers on the necessary and sufficient conditions of intention and design that he believes help define true artefacts and distinguish them from nature. Timely and compelling, Who Owns You, 2nd Edition, sheds important new light on a controversial issue whose ultimate endpoint has serious implications for us all.
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Titolo: Who Owns You ? Science, Innovation, and the Gene Patent Wars
Edizione: II 2015
Finitura: Copertina flessibile
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