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The Resource The genealogy of a gene : patents, HIV/AIDS, and race, Myles W. Jackson

The genealogy of a gene : patents, HIV/AIDS, and race, Myles W. Jackson

Label
The genealogy of a gene : patents, HIV/AIDS, and race
Title
The genealogy of a gene
Title remainder
patents, HIV/AIDS, and race
Statement of responsibility
Myles W. Jackson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In The Genealogy of a Gene, Myles Jackson uses the story of the CCR5 gene to investigate the interrelationships among science, technology, and society. Mapping the varied "genealogy" of CCR5 -- intellectual property, natural selection, Big and Small Pharma, human diversity studies, personalized medicine, ancestry studies, and race and genomics -- Jackson links a myriad of diverse topics. The history of CCR5 from the 1990s to the present offers a vivid illustration of how intellectual property law has changed the conduct and content of scientific knowledge, and the social, political, and ethical implications of such a transformation. The CCR5 gene began as a small sequence of DNA, became a patented product of a corporation, and then, when it was found to be an AIDS virus co-receptor with a key role in the immune system, it became part of the biomedical research world -- and a potential moneymaker for the pharmaceutical industry. When it was further discovered that a mutation of the gene found in certain populations conferred near-immunity to the AIDS virus, questions about race and genetics arose. Jackson describes these developments in the context of larger issues, including the rise of "biocapitalism," the patentability of products of nature, the difference between U.S. and European patenting approaches, and the relevance of race and ethnicity to medical research
Member of
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jackson, Myles W
Dewey number
362.19697/920072
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • RA643.8
  • QH447
LC item number
  • .J34 2015
  • .J33 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2015 D-196
  • QU 470
Series statement
Transformations: studies in the history of science and technology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genes
  • Genes
  • Genetic genealogy
  • HIV (Viruses)
  • Human population genetics
  • Humangenetik
  • Rasse
  • HIV-Infektion
  • Genes
  • Patents as Topic
  • Receptors, CCR5
  • HIV Infections
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • Continental Population Groups
  • Genes
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • Continental Population Groups
  • HIV Infections
  • Patents as Topic
  • Receptors, CCR5
Label
The genealogy of a gene : patents, HIV/AIDS, and race, Myles W. Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The story of the CCR5 gene -- The CCR5 patent(s) -- Gene patenting and the product-of-nature doctrine -- The CCR5 patent and intellectual property law -- The European response to the CCR5 patent -- CCR5 and HIV/AIDS diagnostics and therapeutics -- Race, place, and pathogens -- Race, difference, and genes -- Epilogue: the end of an error?
Control code
ocn885474963
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 336 pages
Isbn
9780262028660
Lccn
2014029650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o885474963
  • (OCoLC)885474963
Label
The genealogy of a gene : patents, HIV/AIDS, and race, Myles W. Jackson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The story of the CCR5 gene -- The CCR5 patent(s) -- Gene patenting and the product-of-nature doctrine -- The CCR5 patent and intellectual property law -- The European response to the CCR5 patent -- CCR5 and HIV/AIDS diagnostics and therapeutics -- Race, place, and pathogens -- Race, difference, and genes -- Epilogue: the end of an error?
Control code
ocn885474963
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 336 pages
Isbn
9780262028660
Lccn
2014029650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o885474963
  • (OCoLC)885474963

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