The patentability of human genes: An ethical debate in the european community

Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 23 (3):318 – 323 (1998)
The European Parliament rejected in 1995 the European Commission proposal to harmonize legal protection of biotechnological inventions. Although it did not seem initially the most contentious of the many issues involved in the current legal and ethical debate around biomedicine and genetics, patenting is now focusing bioethics in Europe.
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