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By Johanna Gibson

This assortment contains contributions from a variety of pursuits and views, within the context of present foreign advancements in lifestyles patents, and the worldwide schedule of harmonisation of foreign highbrow estate. The booklet is split into 5 sections reflecting the serious matters coming up from patents and biotechnology - Context; Human Rights and moral Frameworks; drugs and Public health and wellbeing; conventional wisdom; and, Agriculture. The foreign participants from govt, civil society, academia and the personal area supply varied views on lifestyles patents and the facilitation of social, cultural and monetary improvement within the context of foreign rules of exchange.

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31 Ibid, 10. 32 Ibid, 12. 33 L. C. ), Dictionary of Scientific Biography, vol. 12 (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1970), 599; R. C. ), Dictionary of Scientific Biography, vol. 1 (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1970), 478; G. C. Gillispie (ed), Dictionary of Scientific Biography, vol. 2 (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1970), 122. 34 E. Kelly, ‘Energy Metabolism in Animals and Plants’ in N. ), Science and Its Times: Understanding the Social Significance of Scientific Discovery, vol. 5 (Detroit: The Gale Group 2000), 122, 123.

7 (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1973) 584, 589–90. A. Goudge, ‘Bergson, Henri Louis’ in Dictionary of Scientific Biography, vol. 2 (Detroit, MI: The Gale Group, 2000), 8 at 10. 37 Ibid, 11. 38 A. Koestler, The Ghost in the Machine (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1967). e. that evolution and the current physical form of organisms are too improbable to be just a product of chance and so are being conducted by God – can also be understood as a form of vitalism. Currently, vitalism is also often linked to complexity and this connection will be the focus here.

As life increasingly becomes a thing and becomes exchangeable and interchangeable with other things, we lose any reason to bar anyone from doing anything to life forms. Just as life is interchangeable, it is also violable. We come full circle – with violation comes loss of autonomy. This third set of antonyms is different from the first two. It does not have the language of patent law or the sciences to help make its point. 45 By arguing that some things should remain sacred and not be violated, we are answering this question with a firm ‘no’.

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