Thursday, June 9, 2011

Patenting Genes and Life - UCSD Biomedical Ethics seminar

Patenting Genes and Life
Len Deftos, MD, JD, LLM
June 15, 4:30-6:30 pm
Medical Teaching Facility (MTF) 175
UCSD School of Medicine Campus

CME credit available; light refreshments served

U.S. Law allows the patenting of genes and life forms, including  
mammals. But other countries differ and consider moral issues in  
reviewing patent applications; the U.S. does not. Since U.S. Patent  
Law is currently under revision, should moral and ethical issues  
become part of the patent review process?

The UCSD and Donald Shapiro 2010-2011 Biomedical Ethics Seminar Series
is supported by a generous gift from The Institute of Health Law at
the California Western School of Law (CWSL), which co-sponsors with
UCSD a Masters Degree in Health Law. It meets once monthly for
faculty, staff, and students to discuss selected ethics topics.

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