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Biotechnology and Politics – What To Do

One of the snags in a political system is that it isn’t always well-equipped to keep up with changes in technology. When the Internet came along, lawmakers were aghast at how to regulate it, or if it is to be regulated at all. Computers gave rise to software – a medium like books and music in some ways, but different in others. They’re still grappling over how to manage laws pertaining to software, and to adjust patent and copyright law to better fit this unforeseen media entity.

But if they’re having a tough time keeping up with electronic technology, they’re in for a real poser with biological technology. It is obvious from research that within our century, biotechnology will give rise to a host of new issues to deal with that we never saw before...

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