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Cover for Patent eligibility issues in life science innovations: contentious court cases.

This chapter deals with some of the contentious court cases involving patent eligibility issues in life science areas in several countries, including the European Union (EU), USA, UK and India. Court cases on patent eligibility of thiopurine drugs to treat autoimmune diseases, diagnostic method for ...

Author(s)
Chakrabarty, A. M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646534)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Government regulation of transgenic fish and biotechnology products.

This chapter covers the government regulation of transgenic fish and biotechnology products in different countries (USA, Canada and UK). Focus is given on regulations regarding the research and marketing of transgenic food organisms, culture of transgenic fish, introduction and release into the...

Author(s)
Dunham, R. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936518)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Field tests in the UK of a genetically modified baculovirus.

Foreign genes expressing insecticidal proteins have been introduced into baculoviruses to improve their efficacy. These recombinant baculoviruses were shown to paralyze and kill target larvae faster than the wild types. In order to find out whether genetically modified baculoviruses had any...

Author(s)
Cory, J. S.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932657)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessing the potential for ecological harm from gene flow to crop wild relatives.

The conservational and ecological risks posed by gene flow from all modern crops to crop wild relatives is examined, and the extent to which the principles developed for the risk assessment of genetically modified crops can be applied to this broader set of problems is explored. A case study on...

Author(s)
Wilkinson, M. J.; Ford, C. S.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Public perceptions of agricultural biotechnology in the UK: the case of genetically modified food.

This chapter provides an understanding of the nature of public attitudes towards agricultural biotechnology in the UK. This includes a history of the biotechnology controversies in Britain in the late 1990s. Results of a 2003 British survey on the perceptions of genetically modified (GM) food and...

Author(s)
Poortinga, W.; Pidgeon, N.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932046)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Potential wider impact: farmland birds.

Birds are important biodiversity indicators because they depend on a range of invertebrates and plants for food. Farmland bird populations have declined dramatically, especially in Europe, in the latter half of the 20th century due to intensification in agricultural practice. It is important to...

Author(s)
Whittingham, M. J.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934095)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Turf wars: the organic movements's veto of GM in UK agriculture.

This chapter begins with a discussion on the forms of policy forums in which the organic movement in the UK has been involved and how these can be related to the theory of social movement studies. A narrative is then presented of the organic movement's involvement in the GM crop trials and how it...

Author(s)
Reed, M.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930387)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for European regulatory approach.

This chapter examines both the promotion and regulation of genetically modified (GM) crops at the European Union (EU) level and within the UK. It also examines the EU-member state strategy for regulatory integration.

Author(s)
Isaac, G. E.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995809)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Implications for hybridization and introgression between oilseed rape (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Brassica napus</i>) and wild turnip (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">B. rapa</i>) from an agricultural perspective.

Brassica rapa ssp. rapa (turnip) and B. rapa ssp. oleifera (turnip rape) are both grown as crop plants in many parts of the world. In addition, B. rapa ssp. sylvestris (wild turnip, bargeman's cabbage or navew) is found both in agricultural and non-agricultural environments as a weed and as feral...

Author(s)
Norris, C.; Sweet, J.; Parker, J.; Law, J.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998169)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for A tiered approach to risk assessment of virus resistance traits based on studies with wild brassicas in England.

Concerns about the introduction of genetically modified crops frequently centre on the possibility of gene transfer to wild relatives, resulting either in the disruption of natural patterns of genetic diversity by introgressing into species gene pools or in the addition of traits which may cause...

Author(s)
Pallett, D. W.; Thurston, M. I.; Edwards, M. L.; Naylor, M.; Wang Hui; Alexander, M.; Gray, A. J.; Mitchell, E.; Raybould, A. F.; Walsh, J. A.; Cooper, J. I.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998169)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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