The Human Genome as Common Heritage: Common Sense or Legal Nonsense?

Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 35 (3):425-439 (2007)
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This essay identifies two legal lineages underlying the common heritage concept, and applies each to the human genome. The essay notes some advantages and disadvantages of each approach, and argues that patenting of human genes would be allowable under either approach

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