The Commercialization of Genetic Research: Ethical, Legal, and Policy Issues

Hardcover | December 31, 1999

EditorTimothy A. Caulfield, Bryn Williams-Jones, Bryn Williams-Jones

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This volume examines the ethical, legal, and policy issues associated with the commercialization of genetic research and will be of interest to the academic community (law, ethics, medicine and genetics) and the biotechnology industry, as well as those actively involved in genetic research. The linkage between industry and human genetics has given rise to numerous issues associated with the commercialization process. The topics covered will include commercialization and the university, commercialization and patents, clones and xenotransplants, the public perception of genetics, the role of the media, commercialization, confidentiality, and conflicts of interest, regulating the commercial environment, and the role of research ethics boards.

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This volume examines the ethical, legal, and policy issues associated with the commercialization of genetic research and will be of interest to the academic community (law, ethics, medicine and genetics) and the biotechnology industry, as well as those actively involved in genetic research. The linkage between industry and human g...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:214 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.01 inPublished:December 31, 1999Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306462877

ISBN - 13:9780306462870

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Acknowledgements. Contributors. Introduction. 1. Biotechnology: Sovereignty and Sharing; B.M. Knoppers. 2. National Policies Influencing Innovation Based on Human Genetics; R.M. Cook-Deegan. 3. Transformation of a Research Platform into Commercial Products: The Impact of United States Federal Policy on Biotechnology; M.J. Malinowski, N. Littlefield. 4. Commercialisation and Patents; S.M. Thomas. 5. Making Room: Reintegrating Basic Research, Health Policy, and Ethics into Patent Law; E. Richard Gold. 6. Conflict of Interest and Commercialization of Biomedical Research: What is the Role of Research Ethics Review? K.C. Glass, T. Lemmens. 7. Scientific Journals and Their Authors' Financial Interests: A Pilot Study; S. Krimsky, et al. 8. The Icelandic Health Sector Database: Legal and Ethical Considerations; L. Nielsen. 9. Xenotransplantation: Science, Risk and International Regulatory Efforts; A.S. Daar. 10. Cloning, God, Hitler and Mad Scientists: Arguments Used by the Public in the Cloning Debate on the Internet; D. Shickle. 11. Patients' and Professionals' Views on Autonomy, Disability, and `Discrimination': Results of a 36-Nation Survey; D.C. Wertz. 12. Marketing and Fear Mongering: Time to Try Private Genetic Services? M.M. Burgess.