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Patenting of Genes: A Personal View

  1. Jeremy Rifkin

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005606

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Rifkin, J. 2006. Patenting of Genes: A Personal View. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. The Foundation on Economic Trends, Washington DC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

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