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The Regulatory Challenge of Biotechnology: Human Genetics, Food and Patents

Edited By: H Somsen

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Jan 2007 | #164170 | ISBN-13: 9781845424893
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About this book

Biotechnology has prompted a revolution in science and society in the truest sense of the word. For what superficially appears to be a revolution in biotechnology, in effect touches upon the fundamentals of life and the way in which humans relate to it. This book will make a significant contribution to the debate surrounding the effective regulation of biotechnology. The contributing authors assess how regulatory regimes can accommodate the many different and often conflicting issues to which biotechnology is giving rise (including a very tainted public image). The book's ultimate aim is to explore ways of designing a regulatory regime that takes heed of these different demands whilst, at the same time, answering to the imperatives of effectiveness and efficiency.


Contents

Foreword; Part I: General Perspectives on Biotechnology Regulation; Part II: Regulating Human Genetics; Part III: GMOs and Agricultural Biotechnology: Regulating Risk; Part IV: Regulating Biotechnology Through the Patent System.

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