Bioinformatics Law: Legal Issues for Computational Biology in the Post-genome Era

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-02-07
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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This is a collection of cutting-edge research and commentary from leading scholars, bioethicists and legal practitioners, covering the broad and ever-changing intersection of law and bioinformatics. The book begins with an overview of the evolving bioinformatics field then explores legal issues surrounding the software tools that enable large-scale computational biology, including procurement and licensing of commercial software systems, in-house and contracted software development and issues surrounding open source software. Legal issues associated with software tools for large-scale computational biology are examined, including procurement and licensing of commercial software systems, in-house and contracted software development, and open source software.

Author Biography

Jorge L. Contreras, an associate professor at American University's Washington College of Law, focuses research on the effects of intellectual property structures on the dissemination and production of technological innovation, with a focus on basic scientific research and technical standards.
Dr. A. Jamie Cuticchia, was ranked in 2001 as a Genome Technology All-Star, one of the Top 3 Bioinformaticians worldwide responsible for the success of the Human Genome Project.

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