human rights; science; bioethics; technologies; social justic; scientific development; government
Taylor & Francis
The American Journal of Bioethics
Feeney et al. (2018) make a valid argument for restrictions on the exclusivity of foundational technologies such as CRISPR. The issue of balancing intellectual property right with access to scientific and technological advancements is certainly not new. In our commentary, we argue that the human right to science offers a more concrete basis for governments to balance their competing commitments in promoting scientific development on the one hand, and ensuring benefit-sharing on the other, in ways that advance social justice under non-ideal conditions.
Recommended CitationBoggio, Andrea and Ho, Calvin W. L., "The Human Right to Science and Foundational Technologies" (2018). History and Social Sciences Faculty Journal Articles. Paper 94.