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Genetic Crossroads
November 10th, 2005

"UNESCO adopts Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights," UN News Centre (October 20)
"Beyond the well-established principles of informed consent and confidentiality, social responsibility, including improved access to quality health care, figures high in a new Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights, adopted by UNESCO."

"Human Gene Patents 'Surprisingly High,' A New Study Shows," Wall Street Journal (October 14)
"At least 18.5% of human genes are covered by U.S. patents, say researchers who have produced the first comprehensive map of the patent landscape for the genome."


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