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Latest update : 2014-05-19

Patenting life: Where do the limits lie?

In this edition we're asking whether "life" or living organisms can be someone's intellectual property. Modern science is pushing further and the field of biotechnology is getting more advanced. But can you patent a plant, an animal or even a strand of human DNA?

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Denise Hirsch

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2014-07-19 technology

Is Google too powerful?

In this edition of Beyond Business we take a closer look at Google, and at concerns the American search engine has grown too powerful. Since it was founded in 1998 Google has...

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2014-07-05 Germany

Agriculture: Is France falling behind?

In this edition, we put the spotlight on the farming industry. Farming is a crucial part of the French economy and the country has long been the European Union's biggest...

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2014-06-21 USA

Billion-dollar settlements: Is the US govt getting a good deal for taxpayers?

In this edition we're looking at corporate monitors. In the United States, the Department of Justice often requires companies to retain an independent monitor when settling a...

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2014-06-07 United Arab Emirates

Fighting fakes: How to crack down on counterfeiting

In this edition, we're shining the spotlight on the fight against counterfeit goods. Every year it's believed that knock-offs to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars...

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