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Nicol, D, Gene patents, Tensions and traumas in health law, The Federation Press, I Freckleton, K Petersen (ed), Australia, pp. 401-414. ISBN 9781760021498 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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There is nothing quite like the patenting of human genes to attract the ire of biomedical researchers, clinicians and members of the public. How is it, they will ask, that a thing that is so much a part of us, that has pre-existed in the natural world since time immemorial, could possibly be owned by someone? Yet it is the case that patents giving exclusive rights to use DNA sequences, proteins, stem cells and other research materials, and to the use of associated methods, have been granted in many jurisdictions around the world, including in Australia, for many years.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Gene patents, BRCA litigation, Myriad
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Private law and civil obligations
Research Field:Intellectual property law
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Law reform
UTAS Author:Nicol, D (Professor Dianne Nicol)
ID Code:124156
Year Published:2017
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP140100301)
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2018-02-09
Last Modified:2018-05-17

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