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Biotechnology and the Challenge of Property

Property Rights in Dead Bodies, Body Parts, and Genetic Information (Medical Law and Ethics)

Remigius N. Nwabueze


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Hardcover (8/28/2007)


Biotechnology and the Challenge of Property addresses the question of how the advancement of property law is capable of controlling the interests generated by the engineering of human tissues. Through a comparative consideration of non-Western societies and industrialized cultures, this book addresses the impact of modern biotechnology, and its legal accommodation on the customary conduct and traditional beliefs which shape the lives of different communities. Nwabueze provides an introduction to the legal regulation of the evolving uses of human tissues, and its implications for traditional knowledge, beliefs and cultures.

Routledge, 9781138271449, 392pp.

Publication Date: November 28, 2016

About the Author

Remigius N. Nwabueze is City Solicitors' Educational Trust Lecturer in Property Law, at the University of Southampton, UK. He has published in the areas of Regulatory and Ethical Issues in Biomedical Research or Bioethics, Medical Law and Torts.