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Understanding genetic information as a commons: from bioprospecting to personalized medicine
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Accounting and Law.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8611-0072
2013 (English)In: International Journal of the Commons, ISSN 1875-0281, Vol. 7, no 2, 313-338 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of the paper is to discuss how the concept of commons can beenlarged to include genetic resources – both naturally occurring and as essentialresources in research laboratories – that are increasingly considered as part ofmarket frameworks. Looking beyond the enclosure of traditional public goods(such as land or water), the paper emphasizes the debate around the progressivecommodification of genetic resources and associated genetic informationoperated by means of intellectual property rights or other forms of management ofknowledge. The discourse around commons is used to evaluate alternative toolsand strategies to the issue of private appropriation of human genetic resources andnatural compounds.

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2013. Vol. 7, no 2, 313-338 p.
Keyword [en]
Bioprospecting, commons, genetic information, intellectual property rights, personalized medicine, public intangible goods
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Law (excluding Law and Society)
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-21846OAI: diva2:644307
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