Who Owns You?: Science, Innovation, and the Gene Patent Wars, Edition 2

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The 2nd Edition of Who Owns You, David Koepsell’s widely acclaimed exploration of the philosophical and legal problems of patenting human genes, is updated to reflect the most recent changes to the cultural and legal climate relating to the practice of gene patenting.

  • Lays bare the theoretical assumptions that underpin the injustice of patents on unmodified genes
  • Makes a unique argument for a commons-by-necessity, explaining how parts of the universe are simply not susceptible to monopoly claims
  • Represents the only work that attempts to first define the nature of the genetic objects involved before any ethical conclusions are reached
  • Provides the most comprehensive accounting of the various lawsuits, legislative changes, and the public debate surrounding AMP v. Myriad, the most significant case regarding gene patents
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About the author

David Koepsell is an author, philosopher, attorney, and educator whose recent research focuses on the nexus of science, technology, ethics, and public policy. He has provided commentary regarding ethics, society, religion, and technology for MSNBC, Fox News Channel, The Guardian, The Washington Times, NPR Radio, Radio Free Europe, Air America, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, and the Associated Press, and other media. He is currently Director of Research and Strategic Initiatives, Comisión Nacional de Bioética, and a Visiting Professor at UNAM Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas, Mexico, D.F.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Apr 27, 2015
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Pages
248
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ISBN
9781118948484
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Language
English
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Genres
Law / Medical Law & Legislation
Philosophy / General
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