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Shubha Ghosh: Patenting Personalized Medicine


April 22, 2013 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Room 190

Shubha Ghosh (Wisconsin) will discuss his recent book, Identity, Invention, and the Culture of Personalized Medicine Patenting.

As patents on genes and medical diagnoses have increased over the past decade, what are the normative implications of patenting in the area of personalized medicine? This question lies at the intersection of intellectual property theory, identity politics, biomedical ethics and constitutional law. And what does it mean to call medicine "personal"? Is it an issue of race or other personal characteristics, or can the medical industry truly operate in a world of actually individualized treatment?

Patents on personalized medicine are a crticial part part of the biotech and pharmaceutical industry. Come join the Center for Law and the Biosciences as it welcomes Prof. Shubha Ghosh (Wisconsin) to discuss an overview of developments in personalized medicine patenting and how to develop policies to best regulate such patents.