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Deadly Monopolies: The Shocking Corporate Takeover of Life Itself--And the Consequences for Your Health and Our Medical Future

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In "Deadly Monopolies: The Shocking Corporate Takeover of Life Itself--And the Consequences for Your Health and Our Medical Future," Harriet A. Washington delivers a compelling exposé on the commodification of human life by the medical-industrial complex. Published on November 13, 2012, this meticulously researched narrative unveils how corporate greed extends to owning the very genes that define us, with over 40,000 gene patents approved in the U.S. alone. Washington, the acclaimed author of "Medical Apartheid," explores the alarming reality where even excised human tissues are not exempt from being claimed as corporate property. Drawing parallels with the renowned "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," this book is a critical read for those in adult education, prompting a deeper understanding and reevaluation of health equity and economic justice. "Deadly Monopolies" not only questions the morality of gene patenting but also challenges us to consider the consequences of leaving our medical future in the hands of profit-driven entities.
Published by Anchor on November 13, 2012
448 pages
ISBN: 9780767931236
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