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Patenting lives : life patents, culture and development

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  • Creator edited by Johanna Gibson
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., [2008] ©2008
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • ix, 200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 0754671046, 9780754671046
  • OCLC ocn213375774


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • The legal framework surrounding patents for living materials / Tony Howard -- Life as chemistry or life as biology? : an ethic of patents on genetically modified organisms / Kathryn Garforth -- The right to development, African countries and the patenting of living organisms : a human rights dilemma / Adejoke Oyewunmi -- The genetic sequence right : a sui generis alternative to the patenting of biological materials / Luigi Palombi -- Forfeited consent : body parts in eminent domain / Angela A . Stanton -- Beyond "protection" : promoting traditional knowledge systems in Thailand / Daniel Robinson -- Plant genetic resources and the associated traditional knowledge : does the distinction between higher and lower life forms matter? / Chika B. Onwuekwe -- Analysis of farmers' willingness to pay for agrobiodiversity conservation in Nepal / Diwakar Poudel and Fred H. H. Johnsen -- Is more less? : an evolutionary economics, critique of the economics of plant breeds' rights / Dwijen Rangnekar

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