Patenting of Human Genes and Living Organisms

  • Friedrich Vogel
  • Reinhard Grunwald
Conference proceedings

Part of the Veröffentlichungen aus der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften book series (HD AKAD, volume 1993/94 / 1994/1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction

    1. Friedrich Vogel, Reinhard Grunwald
      Pages 1-4
  3. Session 1

  4. Session 2

  5. Session 3

  6. Session 4

  7. Session 5

  8. Session 6

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 232-244

About these proceedings


Biotechnology is one of the most promising fields of technology, especially since molecular biology methods have enhanced our knowledge of genes, their structure, and their action. This knowledge makes it possible to change genetic material and construct new varieties of cultural plants and animals for various purposes such as nutrition, scientific and medical experimentation, and treatment of human diseases. Such inventions may even include human genes. The understandable desire to have legal protection in this domain has created new problems - especially from the viewpoint of the law and acquiring patents for these new inventions. These problems are under wide discussion and are often controversial. This volume provides a unique overview of the current problems and opinions in this controversial field.


biology biotechnology diseases genes molecular biology nutrition treatment

Authors and affiliations

  • Friedrich Vogel
    • 1
  • Reinhard Grunwald
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Humangenetik und AnthropologieHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ)HeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-85155-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-85153-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0371-0165
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