The Politics of Patenting Race
Genewatch, Vol. 20, p. 4, 2007
6 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2011
Date Written: 2007
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
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