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Biotechnology and the Challenge of Property

Property Rights in Dead Bodies, Body Parts, and Genetic Information

Remigius N. Nwabueze Professor Sheila A. M. McLean



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Ashgate Publishing Limited
28 August 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.
By:   Remigius N. Nwabueze
Series edited by:   Professor Sheila A. M. McLean
Imprint:   Ashgate Publishing Limited
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   680g
ISBN:   9780754671688
ISBN 10:   0754671682
Series:   Medical Law and Ethics
Pages:   392
Publication Date:   28 August 2007
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Further / Higher Education ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Biotechnology and the Challenge of Property: Property Rights in Dead Bodies, Body Parts, and Genetic Information

'This book draws attention to the consequences of using the concept of property to deal with ethical and policy issues raised by new biotechnology. It combines an analysis of the common law with a discussion of new legal initiatives designed to assist developing countries in dealing with these issues. This book adds a distinct voice to the debate about the legal tools we should use to control new biotechnologies in a developing world context and should appeal to all those who are interested in these issues.' Trudo Lemmens, University of Toronto

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