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Vol 24 No 11 Nov/Dec 2019

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Law and Human Genetics: Regulating a Revolution

ISBN13: 9781841130064
ISBN: 1841130060
Published: December 1998
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £36.99

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As developments in human genetics proceed apace,the regulation of genetic research and its applications is set to represent one of the major legal challenges of the next century. At every turn - in the fields of medicine and commerce, in insurance and employment, in the family and even in the criminal justice system - advances in human genetics threaten to transform our understanding of ourselves and the basis upon which we relate to one another.

This special issue of the Modern Law Review addresses a range of key issues - conceptual, ethical, political and practical - arising from the regulatory challenge confronting the law in the face of the genetic revolution.

Medical Law
A commission for the 21st century, Colin Campbell; regulating science, Julia Black; does genetics need the law?, Julian Kinderlerer; human rights, human dignity, and human genetics, Deryck Beyleveld and Roger Brownsword; medical interventions in the human genome, Sheila McLean; insurance and genetics - the current state of play, Onora O'Neill; criminal law and criminal responsibility, Celia Wells; genetics and the family, Ruth Deech; genetics, property, and personality, Alain Pottage.