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The genome defense : inside the epic legal battle to determine who owns your DNA / Jorge L. Contreras.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Heritage Public Library.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
New Kent 346.7304 CON (Text) 39001000291738 New Books Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781616209681
  • ISBN: 1616209682
  • Physical Description: xiv, 416 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [367]-371) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Building the case. Who can we sue? -- The world in the Helix -- The gene queen -- Mr. Lincoln's boat -- The ACLU way -- Product of nature -- On the hill -- Speaking of patents -- The power of pink -- We've got you covered -- BART -- Patents and plaintiffs -- Pulling the trigger -- Litigation. The big guns -- SDNY -- Chicken and egg -- We're from the government -- Splitting the baby -- The patent court -- Magic microscope -- Last man standing -- Highest court in the land. Déjà vu all over again -- Air force 1 -- With friends like these -- Oyez, oyez, oyez! -- 9-0 -- Aftermath -- Appendix: The (legal) meaning of myriad -- Principal characters.
Summary, etc.:
"The gripping true story of a Supreme Court civil rights battle to prevent biotech companies from owning the very thing that makes us who we are-our DNA"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Association for Molecular Pathology > Trials, litigation, etc.
Myriad Genetics, Inc. > Trials, litigation, etc.
Patent suits > United States.
Human gene mapping > United States > Patents.
Human chromosome abnormalities > Diagnosis > United States > Patents.
Human gene mapping > Law and legislation > United States.
Human chromosome abnormalities > Diagnosis > Law and legislation > United States.

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