A Legal Research Guide
By: Andrew Auchincloss Lundgren
In 1953, James Dewey Watson discovered the structure of DNA and launched an amazing era of scientific discovery that continues to this day. Aside from its implications for science, his findings also led to developments in the field of patent law, as debate arose regarding the patentability of these DNA sequencing discoveries. Several questions on this topic are still being debated: Can naturally occurring substances, such as DNA sequences, really be patented even though they are not actually invented? What effects do patent rights to individual genes have on advances in biochemical and medical research? Utilizing both print and electronic resources, this work addresses these issues and takes the reader through the development of a functional research strategy.
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Published: Buffalo; William S. Hein & Co., Inc.; 2004
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