The Regulatory Challenge of Biotechnology: Human Genetics, Food and Patents

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Han Somsen
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2007 - Science - 290 pages
. . . a compilation of 12 invaluable contributions on this issue by internationally known experts in their respective fields. . . a valuable resource for academic professionals, policy makers and legislators, advocacy groups and scholars in legal and deve
 

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Contents

lessons from environmental policy
3
2 Rethinking regulatory governance for the age of biotechnology
19
PART II Regulating human genetics
37
GMOs biosafety and environmental decisionmaking
95
the two faces of the precautionary principle
118
three levels three issues
139
issues of EC law
156
plant genetic resources and agricultural trade reform
174
PART IV Regulating biotechnology through the patent system
201
10 Should we regulate biotechnology through the patent system? The case of terminator technology
203
exploring the interface between regulation and innovation regimes
214
measures to restore trust in the patent system
238
Index
257
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About the author (2007)

Thijs Etty is a researcher at the Centre for Environmental Law, University of Amsterdam.
Han Somsen is Professor at the University of Amsterdam and Tilburg University.

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