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Volume 19 Issue 1
 
 
Volume 19 Issue 1
Logics of Heredity
Jan-Feb 2006
 
Expanding Databases, Declining Liberties
By Helen Wallace, Tania Simoncelli
 
Logics of Heredity
By Kelly Happe
 
 
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The Council for Responsible Genetics’ Genetic Privacy Manual: Understanding the Threats- Understanding Your Rights will be a comprehensive, electronic source of information for the consumer on these issues.
 
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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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