Abstract

What accounts for the continued lack of clarity over the legal procedures for the patenting of DNA sequences? The patenting system was built for a "bricks-and-mortar" world rather than an information economy. The fact that genes are both material molecules and informational systems helps explain the difficulty that the patent system is going to continue to have.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1536-0075
Print ISSN
1526-5161
Pages
pp. 3-11
Launched on MUSE
2002-08-01
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2005
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