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Sreenivasulu N.S.

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199467488

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467488.001.0001

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Evolving a Policy Framework for Biotechnology

Evolving a Policy Framework for Biotechnology

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(p.72) 3 Evolving a Policy Framework for Biotechnology
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Law Relating to Biotechnology
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Sreenivasulu N.S.

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467488.003.0003

This chapter explores the policy framework for biotechnology. The evolution of science and technology policy in different countries, its constitutional background, and mandate is discussed from the perspectives of India and the US. The role played by fundamental rights and duties in promoting the cause of science and technology is presented and debated. India’s Ministry of Science and Technology and its endeavors to promote science and technology, in particular biotechnology, are analyzed. The biotechnology policy and strategy in India and other developing countries is highlighted. The major components of technology law, and various issues and challenges pertinent to biotechnology have been presented. The significance and coverage of biotechnology law as such and the Indian policy response to biotechnology upsurge are discussed. At the outset, the chapter aims to present the policy response, its coverage, content, and the broader policy framework for biotechnology.

Keywords:   science and technology policy, constitutional background, Ministry of Science and Technology, biotechnology policy, future of biotechnology, biotechnology policies of developing countries, technology law, issues and challenges, biotechnology law, Indian response to biotechnology upsurge

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