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Why did the EU and US court systems define “research” differently?
In a recent commentary, Baker Institute science and technology policy experts described two international court cases that aimed to define “research” — and that ultimately arrived at two different answers. “What makes this interesting is that the courts’ definition of ‘research’ was based on politics — what the court wanted the end result to be,” said Kirstin Matthews, the institute’s fellow in science and technology policy. To reach a decision prohibiting human embryonic stem cell (hESC) patents, the EU court ruled that “research” occurs in a continuum. To reach a decision supporting federal funding of stem cell research, the U.S. court ruled that “research” involves a specific project.
Kirstin R.W. Matthews, Maude Rowland Cuchiara December 1, 2013
Latin America Initiative | Commentary
The Post-2015 UN Development Agenda
The success of the post-2015 U.N. development agenda will depend on a strong intergovernmental partnership for development and a system of accountability and effective monitoring.
José Antonio Ocampo October 30, 2013
Latin America Initiative | Commentary
Exploiting Latin America’s oil potential hampered by politics
Latin America has 20 percent of world reserves, but only 13 percent of world production. The hydrocarbon industry’s underperformance in Latin America, despite a decade of record high oil prices, is the result of largely political challenges rather than geological limitations.
Francisco J. Monaldi July 26, 2013
The Price of Drugs for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) is a Reflection of the Unsustainable Prices of Cancer Drugs: from the Perspective of a Large Group of CML Experts
There are multiple factors involved in cancer drug pricing that have an impact on individual patients and health care policies. There is a need to (1) lower the prices of cancer drugs to allow more patients to afford them and (2) maintain sound long-term health care policies.
Hagop M. Kantarjian May 30, 2013
Measuring Women’s Empowerment: Participation and Rights in Civil, Political, Social, Economic, and Cultural Domains
Women’s empowerment is a multi-dimensional process of achieving basic capabilities, legal rights, and participation in key social, economic, political and cultural domains. This paper offers a set of 44 indicators for measuring women's empowerment.
Valentine M. Moghadam September 12, 2005