First of all I would like to express my deepest thanks to the Ewha Women`s University, in particular, to Professor Pak Un Jong, for inviting me to deliver a lecture in the Professor Kim Ock-Gil Memorial Lecture series. I feel highly honouted to be here among the eminent gatherings. The subject I would like to present you today is "Bioehics, Intellectual Property and Genomics". This topic is one of today`s most important issues. During this half a century, human beings have been expanding their activities beyond the existing reach of mankind, like to the outer space, to the Antarctic and to the deep sea bed. However, the human expansion goes also into the inside of the human being through the advancement of life sciences and biotechnology. My lecture is one of the implications of such an expansion of human activities. I should mention that, as I am currently the Chairperson of the International Bioethics Committee of UNESCO, in which I have the pleasure to work with Professor Pak, my analtsis is rather on bioethical standpoint than strictly legal one.