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  1. Pilar N. Ossorio (2011). Bodies of Data: Genomic Data and Bioscience Data Sharing. Social Research: An International Quarterly 78 (3):907-932.
    The biosciences have become information sciences, in which knowledge is often produced in silica, by the manipulation and analysis of large datasets. Genomics has been at the forefront of the data explosion and is a model for bioscience as a large-scale endeavor. Large genome research datasets are frequently shared through research repositories. To protect the interests of people from whom the data were derived , human data are often shared through a controlled access mechanism, in which data repositories can, in (...)
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  2. Pilar N. Ossorio (2007). The Human Genome as Common Heritage: Common Sense or Legal Nonsense? Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 35 (3):425-439.
    This essay identifies two legal lineages underlying the common heritage concept, and applies each to the human genome. The essay notes some advantages and disadvantages of each approach, and argues that patenting of human genes would be allowable under either approach.
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  3. Pilar N. Ossorio (2006). Letting the Gene Out of the Bottle: A Comment on Returning Individual Research Results to Participants. American Journal of Bioethics 6 (6):24 – 25.
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  4. Pilar N. Ossorio (2006). About Face: Forensic Genetic Testing for Race and Visible Traits. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 34 (2):277-292.
    Information from forensic genetic tests of crime scene samples has been used to make claims about suspects' race and appearance. This article discusses and critiques the techniques used to make such claims, and raises policy concerns about them.
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  5. Pilar N. Ossorio (2002). Not Taking, Just Borrowing: Government Use of Patented Drugs. American Journal of Bioethics 2 (3):51-52.