Patenting Genes and Life

TitlePatenting Genes and Life
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsQueen, EIIL, Wolf, LE, Berry, RM
Corporate AuthorsNational Academy of Engineering, OEC
Date Published04/2013
PublisherNational Academy of Engineering, Online Ethics Center
Publication LanguageEnglish
KeywordsGENETICS , Intellectual Property and Patents
AbstractThis problem was given to students as part of a course on problem based learning (PBL) using fractious problems. It asked them to consider the value of patents involving human genes. Students were asked to apply six skills in analyzing and devising policy resolutions for the problems and to apply PBL skills in doing so.
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