Biological Wealth & Other Essays
The biological wealth of our planet is represented by the biodiversity that surrounds us. Our future wellbeing depends on the care and conservation that we practice to protect and enhance that biodiversity, which resides mostly in developing countries. Yet, the holders of traditional knowledge remain poor, while those exploiting it commercially become prosperous. As we utilize recombinant DNA technology to achieve food security and other goals, serious apprehension has arisen in the public mind with regard to the impact of genetically modified crops on our environment and health. Similarly, the long-term impact of gene therapy is not known either. These dilemmas and their ethical implications are examined in this book in the context of intellectual property rights and international cooperation.
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Rights Over Biological Wealth
Biodiversity and Intellectual Property Rights IPRs
Should We Take an Interest in Intellectual Property Rights?
Global Economy and Genomics
Persistence of GMOs in the Environment
E U U S Biotechnology Recommendations
Culture and Biodiversity
Sacred Groves and Biodiversity
Ethics and Genetic Engineering
The Third Culture Ethics the Missing Piece in the Puzzle
The Politics of Biotechnology
The Role of Science in Developing Countries
The State of Science in India
Controversial Sterilization of Women from
Who Owns the DNA?
DNA Technology in Forensic Medicine
Public Perception of Genetic Engineering
The Terminator Gene
Further Progress Made for the Hunger Project
Why Should We Be Interested in the Census?
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