The ethics of patenting DNA: a discussion paper

Report

Published 22/07/2002

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This report considers whether the DNA patent system is achieving its aims of stimulating innovation for the public good, and rewarding people for useful new inventions.

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Positions held correct at December 2001

Professor Tom Baldwin

Head of Department of Philosophy, University of York and member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Professor John Barton

George E. Osborne Professor of Law, Stanford Law School, USA

Professor Martin Bobrow CBE

Head of Department of Medical Genetics, University of Cambridge and Deputy Chairman of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Professor Sir Brian Heap CBE FRS

Master, St Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge and member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics (until December 2001)

Hon Mr Justice Jacob

Judge of the High Court, Chancery Division

Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern

Mistress of Girton College, Cambridge and William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology and member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Professor Michael Stratton

Head of the Cancer Genome Project, The Sanger Centre, Cambridge

Professor Joseph Straus

Managing Director, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law, Germany

Dr Alan Williamson

Consultant for biotechnology and member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics

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