The Politics of Patenting Race

Genewatch, Vol. 20, p. 4, 2007

6 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2011

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Jonathan D. Kahn

Northeastern University - School of Law; Northeastern University - Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

This article explores the strategic use of race as a genetic category to obtain patent protection and drug approval in biotechnology research and product development. The author explores how this inclusion could have social and scientific implications. The author takes the reader through the sections of a patent concerning such a product as BiDil.

Keywords: Genes, patents, race, African Americans, BiDil, ethnicity, drug, biotechnology, product development, social, identity

Suggested Citation

Kahn, Jonathan D., The Politics of Patenting Race (2007). Genewatch, Vol. 20, p. 4, 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1950376

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