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Comparative Legal Review: Reassessing the Social Contract in Europe and the United States for Patenting Human Genetic Materials
(Queen Mary University of London, 2015-01-26)
In 2013, the US Supreme Court declared isolated gene sequences as ‘products of nature’ and hence, unpatentable subject matter. Paradoxically, the European Patent Office (EPO), relying on the EU Biotech Directive 98/44/EC, ...