Journal of Bioethical Inquiry

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 561–564

Intellectual Property in Genetic Material

Recent Developments


Patent Genetic material 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Adelaide Law SchoolUniversity of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia

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