Biotech Innovations and Fundamental Rights

Editors: Bin, Roberto, Lorenzon, Sara, Lucchi, Nicola (Eds.)

  • A comparative discussion of the most controversial biolaw questions: biotech patents, freedom of research and protection of fundamental rights
  • An eye-opening look into the constant tension between genetics and the law
  • A broad range of scientists and legal experts voices on law and biotech issues
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Biotechnology is a recognized research area that has increasingly advanced into new technologies and modern practices raising several legal, ethical and regulatory issues. The revolutionary speed of biotech innovations has had a significant impact on the protection of the rights of the individual. Fundamental rights provide a framework within which the justification of limitations and restrictions to biotechnology innovations and research results have to be assessed. The legal regulation of scientific research and scientific investigations impact more and more directly on the freedom of research and therapies as well as on the broad diffusion of knowledge. Closely related is also the debated question of the technological manipulation of life and the boundary of scientific knowledge with regard to the topical question of genetic invention patents and their side effects on access to scientific information and health care opportunities.

Drawing on expertise from different disciplines, the volume comprises invited papers and plenary presentations given at the conference entitled “Biotech Innovations & Fundamental Rights” that took place on Januray 20-21 2011 at the Department of Juridical Sciences of the University of Ferrara. Each contribution covers a different aspect of the legal and scientific issues involved in regulation of biotechnology. In particular the focus of attention has been given to genetic research, genetic data, freedom of scientific research in genetics and biotech patents.

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Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Veronesi, Paolo

    Pages 3-10

  • The Case against the Privatization of Knowledge: Some Thoughts on the Myriad Genetics Controversy

    Resta, Giorgio

    Pages 11-36

  • Patentability Requirements of Biotech Inventions at the European Patent Office: Ethical Issues

    Macchia, Giovanni

    Pages 37-43

  • The Right to Access the Benefits of Science and Intellectual Property Rights

    Plomer, Aurora

    Pages 45-68

  • “Ownership and Provenance” of Genetic Material in the Rules on Biotechnological Patents

    Romano, Rosaria

    Pages 69-76

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-88-470-5596-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biotech Innovations and Fundamental Rights
Editors
  • Roberto Bin
  • Sara Lorenzon
  • Nicola Lucchi
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer Milan
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-2032-0
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-2032-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-88-470-2031-3
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-5596-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 354
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