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Identity, Invention, and the Culture of Personalized Medicine Patenting

Identity, Invention, and the Culture of Personalized Medicine Patenting

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Shubha Ghosh
Cambridge University Press, 11/22/2012
EAN 9781107011915, ISBN10: 1107011914

Hardcover, 232 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.4 cm
Language: English

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.

1. Persons and patents
2. Start-ups, up-starts, and markets for personalized medicine
3. The case of race-specific patents
4. Normative construction of identity
5. Persons, patents, and policy
6. A business, a litigant, a metaphor
the future of personalized medicine patents.