© 1994

Patenting of Human Genes and Living Organisms

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

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

  1. 1.Institut für Humangenetik und AnthropologieHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ)HeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Patenting of Human Genes and Living Organisms
  • Editors Friedrich Vogel
    Reinhard Grunwald
  • Series Title Veröffentlichungen aus der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-58148-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-85155-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-85153-7
  • Series ISSN 0371-0165
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 244
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Human Genetics
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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"I recommend this book to all scientists concerned about the issues of IPR; gives valuable information in an important and fast-moving field that cannot be gained elsewhere." - Genetical Research