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Disease Genes Are Not Patentable: A Rebuttal of McGee
Center for Bioethics Papers
  • Jon F Merz, University of Pennsylvania
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Journal Article
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Dr. McGee presents a cogent argument for the patentability of the diagnosis of gene forms that are found to be associated with disease or other phenotypic manifestations. We’re convinced he’s wrong. An analogy will help explain why.
© Cambridge University Press 1998. Reprinted from Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, Volume 7, Issue 4, October 1998, pages 425-428. Publisher URL:
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Jon F Merz. "Disease Genes Are Not Patentable: A Rebuttal of McGee" (1998)
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