Who Owns Your Body? Bioethics and the Privatization of Medical Research
Harriet Washington

Harriet A. Washington, award-winning author and medical ethicist examines the legal, ethical, and social issues which result from the growing practice of awarding gene patents to private life sciences companies.

Taken from her new book, "Deadly Monopolies: The Shocking Corporate Takeover of Life Itself – And the Consequences for Your Health and Our Medical Future," Ms. Washington questions some of the basic tenets behind restrictive patents and increased privatization.

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Listen to Harriet A. Washington on NPR's "FreshAir"Read "Gene Patenting Produces Profits, Not Cures" by Ms. Washington Watch Ms. Washington as she discusses how firms are taking over life itself on Democracy Now

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