Intensive Course in Biotechnology Law



Prof. Stazi held an Intensive Course in Biotechnology Law at the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore.


The course dealt with the legal, policy, economic, social and ethical issues arising from the application of biotechnology techniques and the use of their methods and products in various sectors, such as medical, agricultural, etc.

In an international and comparative perspective, different regulatory systems for research and development using biotechnology techniques, including genetic modification, cloning, GMOs and CRISPR were analysed. 

The multidisciplinary approach took into account aspects like ethics of interventions on human life, access to genetic resources, sustainability, biodiversity and food sovereignty.

In particular, the main focus was on intellectual property and patents, in respect of genetic, medical and pharmaceutical biotechnologies. Some specific issues included patentability of biological materials, gene sequences, stem cells, plants, animals, humans, medical treatments, etc.

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