[Ip-health] policy brief

Katerina Sideri katerina.sideri10 at gmail.com
Wed May 6 00:15:48 PDT 2015

Dear all,

Please find a link to the report of a workshop onPatent Policy in Genomics
and Human Genetics: A Public Health Perspective held at the University of
Oxford on 11 February 2015. The link can be found at

This report presents the findings of a workshop in which key figures from
the UK Department of Health, academic experts, and lawyers discussed the
patenting of human DNA sequencing, to find the best balance between
developing incentives for commercial research and development, whilst
safeguarding tangible benefits to public health services.

The report makes eight proposals covering issues including the 100,000
Genomes Project and the controversial Health and Social Care Act, which allows
the collection and sharing with commercial organizations of confidential
information from medical records.

With best wishes


Dr Katerina Sideri
Intellectual property advisor
Technology Transfer Office Agricultural University of Athens
Email: katerina.sideri10 at gmail.com
Tel: 0030 2821074058


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