Distributor:  National Film Board of Canada
Length:  53 minutes
Date:  2007
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English; French
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The Man with the Golden Cells

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Can you cells be patented by someone else? The Man with the Golden Cells looks at John Moore's famous lawsuit over the use of his cells without permission, and the rise of the biotechnology industry.

The Man with the Golden Cells

The starting point for this hour-long film is the famous lawsuit launched by John Moore, who sued his doctor for culturing, patenting and passing on Moore's cells to the pharmaceutical industry - all without his permission. This controversial suit marked the rise of biotechnology. But can the human body be reduced to a territory for scientific exploration?

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Main credits

Martin-Kessler, Florence (film director)
Saadoun, Paul (film producer)
Guibbaud, Virginie (film producer)
Bisaillon, Yves (film producer)
Bergeron, Johanne (film producer)
Ricard, Kelly (narrator)

Other credits

Camera, Marc Daniels [and 3 others]; editing, Luc Forveille, Babelou Hamelin, Mathilde Morières; music, Fabien Bourdier.


Distributor credits

Docuseek2 subjects

Law and Legal Studies
Technology
Economics of Health Care
Engineering

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Keywords

; "The Man with the Golden Cells"; National Film Board of Canada; biotechnology; patent; cell patent;

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