Baker & McKenzie Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre
at UNSW Law Faculty
invites you to a free 'Law Tech Talk' seminar
in our 2003 Cyberspace Law and Policy Series:


Patenting human gene sequence information
- recent ALRC inquiries


Luigi Palombi


Wednesday, 29 October 2003


1:00 to 2:00 pm, including 15 minutes for questions


UNSW Law Faculty, Library stage II Tower, Room 1042 (10th floor).
Enter via Gate 11 Botany St Randwick.



What legal issues arise out of the increasing capture and storage of human genetic information, especially 'ownership' of gene sequences? The Australian Law Reform Commission has recently released a report 'Essentially Yours: The Protection of Human Genetic Information in Australia' (covering ethical, social and discriminatory issues concerning the use of human genetic materials and information), and Issues Paper 27:' Gene Patenting and Human Health' (concerned with genetic sequence patents and their impact upon human health). These, especially the latter, are the starting points for this survey.

  About the speaker:

Luigi Palombi is a former principal of a specialist law practice based in Sydney, currently conducting research for a PhD at UNSW.

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