Rachel L. Wellhausen

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What implications might synthetic biology's potential as a wholly new method of production have for the world economy, particularly developing countries? Theories of political economy predict that synthetic biology can shift terms of trade and displace producers in developing countries. Governments, however, retain the ability to mitigate negative changes(More)
Is the development of synthetic biology threatened by sharing and ownership issues? What measures are synthetic biologists taking to address intellectual property and commons issues that may threaten development of the field? Part I presents a conceptual framework for the analysis of ownership and sharing in emerging technologies, organized around two(More)
also for the research assistance provided by the Center for Survey Research at the University of Massachusetts. Above all, we wish to thank the hundreds of people we interviewed in the course of the research who took hours from busy workdays to talk with us. However skeptical they may have been about academic research, they were unfailingly generous with(More)
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