How to get around Species Patenting: Balancing Innovation with Ethics

  • Preyansi Anand Desai
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  • Preyansi Anand Desai

    Student at The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India

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The dynamic and complicated field of species patenting sits at the nexus of ethics, law, and technical advancement. It provides opportunities and constraints for both the capacity for innovation and ethical management of genetic resources. This article examines the legal framework, moral dilemmas, historical background, and financial effects of patenting species. It looks at how modern technologies like gene drives, artificial biology, and CRISPR-Cas9 might also shape the future of species patenting in addition to outlining legislative ideas for promoting transparency, equity, and ethical responsibility. The significance of striking a balance between innovation and morality, the effects of species patents on biodiversity and indigenous rights, and the potential for collaboration in addressing global concerns are some of the major subjects covered.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 761 - 771


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