Situating brain regions among patent rights and moral risks

What is the ethical value of awarding patent rights that implicate regions of the brain?

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Acknowledgements

J.I. is Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics. Z.H.K. was a Clinical Scholar for the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research. Support for this work was made possible by CIHR grant # EOG-120257 (J.I.) and Alberta Innovates Health Solutions (Z.H.K.). D.R.-E. is a second-year law student at Dalhousie University. S.A.-R. is an expert patent researcher based in Calgary, Alberta. We thank Tania Bubela (University of Alberta) and Hendrik F.M. Van der Loos (University of British Columbia) for their expert advice.

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Roskams-Edris, D., Anderson-Redick, S., Kiss, Z. et al. Situating brain regions among patent rights and moral risks. Nat Biotechnol 35, 119–121 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nbt.3782

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