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Identity, invention, and the culture of personalized medicine patenting

Author: Shubha Ghosh
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What are the normative implications of patenting in the area of personalized medicine? As patents on genes and medical diagnoses have increased over the past decade, this question lies at the intersection of intellectual property theory, identity politics, biomedical ethics and constitutional law. These patents are part of the personalized medicine industry, which develops medical treatments tailored to individuals  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Patents
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shubha Ghosh
ISBN: 9781107011915 1107011914
OCLC Number: 792941527
Description: xiii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Persons and patents --
Start-ups, up-starts, and markets for personalized medicine --
The case of race-specific patents --
Normative construction of identity --
Persons, patents, and policy --
A business, a litigant, a metaphor : the future of personalized medicine patents.
Responsibility: Shubha Ghosh, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Law.
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This book provides an overview of developments in personalized medicine patenting and explores its normative implications to suggest policies to best regulate it.  Read more...

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'Ghosh demonstrates how something as abstract as a patent can affect the way we see others and ourselves. From this perspective, he provides valuable insights and analytical tools that allow for a Read more...

 
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