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Commercialization of Human Genetic Research

  1. Timothy Caulfield

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005651



How to Cite

Caulfield, T. 2006. Commercialization of Human Genetic Research. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


The commercialization of human genetic research is necessary to ensure that the public will benefit from the rapid advances occurring in this area. Despite the benefits of industry involvement in the commercialization process, numerous ethical, legal and social issues have emerged to the fore.


  • genetics;
  • biotechnology;
  • commercialization;
  • intellectual property;
  • research