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Ownership of Genetic Material and Information

  1. Graeme Laurie

Published Online: 15 JUL 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005190

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How to Cite

Laurie, G. 2006. Ownership of Genetic Material and Information. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2006

Abstract

The legal position on ownership of genetic material is a complex issue. The ethical issues surrounding the application of property rights to human genetic material also have to be considered.

Keywords:

  • property;
  • ownership;
  • patents;
  • databases;
  • consent