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The realities of reality : Part II, Making Sense of Why Modern Science Advances (Volume 1)

By: Fritz Dufour, MBA, DESS

...s and is an inescapable tool in the molecular biology revolution which, itself, is an important factor in scientific progress and in transhumanism or human enhancement defined as the ideology according to which man can surpass his present state by improving his genetic material....

...Science is often distinguished from other domains of human culture by its progressive nature: in contrast to art, religion, philosophy, morality, and politics, there exist clear standards or normative criteria for identifying improvements and advances in science. However, the t...

...……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………194 CHAPTER XI: The Molecular Biology Revolution………………………………………………………………………………………………………204 1. The Human Genome Project…………………………………………………………..…………………………………………………………207 2. Molecular Medicine………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….209 3. DNA Testing…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….211 CHAPT...

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The Public Domain : Enclosing the Commons of the Mind

By: James Boyle

...er for Public Genomics, and my wife Lauren Dame, as- sociate director of the Genome Ethics, Law and Policy Center, provided cru- cial support to my wo... ...s research grants and Bost Fellowships. My work on synthetic biology and the human genome was supported in part by a CEER grant from the National Huma... ...arch grants and Bost Fellowships. My work on synthetic biology and the human genome was supported in part by a CEER grant from the National Human Geno... ... asked; “you’ve seen much worse than this.” And he had. There are patents on human genes, on auctions, on algorithms. 2 The U.S. Olympic Committee has... ...ntific re- search on the gene without the patent holder’s consent? Forbidding human reproduction? Can religions secure copyrights over their scriptures... ...or aliens? Even if American copyright law requires “an author,” presumably a human one? 9 Can they use those copyrights to discipline heretics or crit... ...hem, like the design of our telecommunications networks, or the patenting of human genes, or the relationship between copyright and free speech, are n... ... now? Does this story still apply in the world of the Internet and the Human Genome Project? If you believed the idealized story, would you know what ... ...tellectual property in the era of the Internet and the decoding of the human genome? We could turn to the cutting edge of technology or to economics o...

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