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The Resource Gene cartels : biotech patents in the age of free trade, Luigi Palombi ; with a foreword by Baruch S. Blumberg, (electronic resource)

Gene cartels : biotech patents in the age of free trade, Luigi Palombi ; with a foreword by Baruch S. Blumberg, (electronic resource)

Label
Gene cartels : biotech patents in the age of free trade
Title
Gene cartels
Title remainder
biotech patents in the age of free trade
Statement of responsibility
Luigi Palombi ; with a foreword by Baruch S. Blumberg
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Starting with the 13th century, this book explores how patents have been used as an economic protectionist tool, developing and evolving to the point where thousands of patents have been ultimately granted not over inventions, but over isolated or purified biological materials. DNA, invented by no man and once thought to be 'free to all men and reserved exclusively to none', has become cartelised in the hands of multinational corporations. The author questions whether the continuing grant of patents can be justified when they are now used to suppress, rather than promote, research and development in the life sciences
Cataloging source
UKM
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Palombi, Luigi
Index
index present
LC call number
K1519.B54
LC item number
P35 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Edward Elgar Publishing
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  • Biotechnology
  • Protectionism
Label
Gene cartels : biotech patents in the age of free trade, Luigi Palombi ; with a foreword by Baruch S. Blumberg, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-376) and index
Contents
pt. I. Monopolies in the age of free trade -- pt. II. The patenting of biological materials : the monopolization of nature
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 394 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Temp Access
Isbn
9781848447431
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2008943832
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Gene cartels : biotech patents in the age of free trade, Luigi Palombi ; with a foreword by Baruch S. Blumberg, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-376) and index
Contents
pt. I. Monopolies in the age of free trade -- pt. II. The patenting of biological materials : the monopolization of nature
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 394 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Temp Access
Isbn
9781848447431
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2008943832
Specific material designation
remote

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