- HUGO warning over broad patents on gene sequences. // Nature;5/22/1997, Vol. 387 Issue 6631, p326
Announces that the Human Genome Organization (HUGO), the international body that coordinates research into the sequences of the human genome, has confirmed its opposition to the patenting of so-called short sequences from randomly isolated portions of genes encoding proteins of uncertain...
- Gene Jousting. Grose, Simon // Australasian Science;Jan/Feb2011, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p3
The article focuses on different views over the issue of allowing patents relating to human genes. Australian Shadow Health Minister Peter Dutton has promised to introduce a legislation to ensure that patents are granted for inventions and not discoveries. The Senate is still considering the...
- PATENT MADNESS. // Ecologist;Nov/Dec2005, Vol. 35 Issue 9, p12
This article focuses on a study on patents of human genes conducted by MIT academics Kyle Jensen and Fiona Murray and published in journal Science. The study has found that 4,382 of the 23,688 human genes have been claimed as U.S. intellectual property in 4270 patents owned by 1,156 institutions...
- Gene patents: a very 21st Century dilemma. Marles, Richard // Australasian Biotechnology;Oct2009, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p44
The article addresses the dilemma on the ownership of human gene patents in Australia. It refers to the patent for the BRCA breast cancer as the particular event that fueled the debate about human gene patenting. Also tackled is the argument about the uniqueness of the role of patents in the...
- Patents for what genes? // Nature;4/27/1995, Vol. 374 Issue 6525, p750
Focuses on the concerns of the Human Genome Organization (HUGO) about the rewards the patent system offers to those who make discoveries in molecular genetics. Difficulty of constructing the sequence of the human genome; Link between mutations of the gene and the causation of the disease.
- HUGO and HGS clash over `utility' of gene sequences in US patent law. Dickson, David // Nature;4/27/1995, Vol. 374 Issue 6525, p751
Focuses on the efforts of the Human Genome Organization (HUGO) to undermine the patentability of human genes. Human Genome Sciences' efforts to patent partial and complete gene sequences; Demands for patent protection of gene sequences.
- Patenting human genes: Reflections on the public debate. Sheard, Andrew // Journal of Commercial Biotechnology;Winter2002, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p235
Examines the public debate on the patentability of human genes. Nature of the debate; Analysis of the participants; Role of the media in the outcome of the debate; Impact on the issue concerning the appropriateness of patents for compounds.
- Gold rush. // New Internationalist;Sep2002, Issue 349, p18
Reports the increased in the number of patent applications on human genetic material by several companies and universities. Details on the human gene sequences developed by Genset of France; Total number of patents on human genetic material.
- SCIENCE AND SOCIETY: Patenting human genetic material: refocusing the debate. Caulfield, Timothy; Gold, E. Richard; Cho, Mildred K. // Nature Reviews Genetics;Dec2000, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p227
The biotechnology industry has become firmly established over the past twenty years and gene patents have played an important part in this phenomenon. However, concerns have been raised over the patentability of human genetic material, through public protests and international statements, but to...