9780511997631 (ebook) 9781107011915 (hardback) 9781107655775 (paperback)
What are the normative implications of patenting in the area of personalized medicine? As patents on genes and medical diagnoses have increased over the past decade, this question lies at the intersection of intellectual property theory, identity politics, biomedical ethics and constitutional law. These patents are part of the personalized medicine industry, which develops medical treatments tailored to individuals based on race and other characteristics. This book provides an overview of developments in personalized medicine patenting and suggests policies to best regulate such patents.
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Formatted Contents Note
Persons and patents Start-ups, up-starts, and markets for personalized medicine The case of race-specific patents Normative construction of identity Persons, patents, and policy A business, a litigant, a metaphor : the future of personalized medicine patents.