Chapter 33. Property, Patents, and Genetic Material

  1. Justine Burley and
  2. John Harris
  1. Stephen R. Munzer

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470756423.ch33

A Companion to Genethics

A Companion to Genethics

How to Cite

Munzer, S. R. (2004) Property, Patents, and Genetic Material, in A Companion to Genethics (eds J. Burley and J. Harris), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470756423.ch33

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631206989

Online ISBN: 9780470756423



  • gebetic material;
  • sui generis;
  • deoxyribonucleic;
  • expropriation;
  • misappropriation


The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction

  • The Range of Genetic Material

  • Nonhuman Genetic Material and Life Forms

  • Nonconsequentialist Arguments against Property Rights in Human Genetic Material

  • Conclusion