Volume 20 Issue 3
Volume 20 Issue 3
The Patented World
May-Jun 2007
The Politics of Patenting Race
By Jonathan Kahn
Wishing for What We Already Have
By Robin Nixon
Mass Movement
By Ben Grosscup
Taking it to the Streets
By Brian Tokar
Search: GeneWatch
The Gene Myths series features incisive, succinct articles by leading scientists disputing the exaggerations and misrepresentations of the power of genes.
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Rapid developments in biotechnology over the last two decades have enabled corporations and scientists to alter nature's handiwork for commercial profit. The patent, a tool originally created to insure that inventors could share in the financial returns and benefits deriving from the use of their nventions, has become the primary mechanism through which the private sector advances its claims to ownership over genes, proteins, and entire organisms.
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