Patenting of Genes: A Personal View

Abstract

The discoveries of human and other genetic resources will be of such significance in the ‘Biotech Age’ that they should be placed in the common ownership of the whole human race.

Keywords: gene patents; gene pool; human genome; genetic discrimination; biotechnology

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Rifkin, Jeremy(Sep 2006) Patenting of Genes: A Personal View. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005606]