Episode 199 - Who Owns You? The Corporate Gold Rush to Patent Your Genes
March 17, 2014
A presentation exploring the darker side of corporate gene patenting.
On March 10th, 2009, the Center for Inquiry-Transnational in Amherst, New York, presented a talk by philosopher, attorney, and author David Koepsell.
Koepsell offered a comprehensive exploration of the numerous philosophical and legal problems of gene patenting, and calls for public attention and policy changes to end the practice of gene patenting.
David Koepsell is an author, philosopher, and attorney whose recent research focuses on the nexus of science, technology, ethics, and public policy. At the time of this presentation he was an assistant professor of philosophy at the Technology University of Delft, in the Netherlands. From 2003 to 2009, he was executive director of the Council for Secular Humanism. He has recently been named the Center for Inquiry’s new Director of Education.