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Title: Legislation Affecting Science and Technology — Need for More Public Debate*
Authors: Nair, M D
Issue Date: Sep-2001
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: The paper discusses about the pros and cons of the various acts/bills passed or to be passed by the parliament and their impact on the science and technology community. Regarding ammendments in Indian Patents Act, 1970, the author suggests that there should be provision for petty patents because they have an advantage of their own. Regarding National Biodiversity Bill, which has not yet been passed, he suggests that it needs to be recast so that country's resources could be exploited to create wealth for the nation. Regarding other areas, such as genetically modified food, stem cell research, gene therapy and cloning, there are no clear cut guidelines even though research is being carried out in these areas and inventors are applying for patents in India and abroad.
Page(s): 398-403
ISSN: 0975-1076 (Online); 0971-7544 (Print)
Appears in Collections:JIPR Vol.06(5) [September 2001]

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