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ABDR publishes a special issue on Regulation, Intellectual Property and Innovation | Vol. 18, No. 1, March 2016

Asian Biotechnology and Development Review (ABDR)

Special Issue on Regulation, Intellectual Property and Innovation

Vol. 18, No. 1, March 2016

ABDR is a peer reviewed, international journal on socio-economic development, public policy, ethical and regulatory aspects of biotechnology, with a focus on developing countries. ABDR is published three times a year with support of Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and UNESCO by Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), a New Delhi based autonomous think-tank, envisioned as a forum for fostering effective policy dialogue among developing countries on international economic issues. This special issue is on regulation, innovation and intellectual property rights and has five papers. The first paper describes the technological options and choices in the age of anthropocene and climate change. The second paper discusses recent ideas in regulatory theory and practice and contextualises them for agri-biotech. The third paper gives an overview of emerging scenario in intellectual property rights and biosafety in many countries. The fourth paper is on stakeholders' perception on gene editing and identifies the issues to be addressed for effective regulation. The last paper by comparing experiences in China and India in Bt-cotton draws key lessons for policy making in innovation, intellectual property rights and access to technology. It applies the principle of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) to agri-biotechnology to suggest how the key elements of RRI can be applied in agri-biotechnology innovations.

Table of Contents

  • Editorial Introduction | K. Ravi Srinivas
  • Ecosystems, Food Crops, and Bioscience: A Symbiosis for the Anthropocene | William Hoffman
  • Achieving Regulatory Excellence in the Agri-Food Biotechnology Sector: Building Policy Capacity | Michael Howlett and Ishani Mukherjee
  • Recent Evolutions in Intellectual Property Frameworks for Agricultural Biotechnology: A Worldwide Survey | David J. Jefferson and Meenu S. Padmanabhan
  • Attitudes towards Governance of Gene Editing | Jennifer Kuzma, Adam Kokotovich and Aliya Kuzhabekova
  • Agriculture Technology Choices and the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) Framework: Emerging Experiences from China and India| Sachin Chaturvedi, Krishna Ravi Srinivas and Amit Kumar

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