Biotechnology and the challenge of property: property rights in dead bodies, body parts and genetic information


Nwabueze, Remigius N. (2007) Biotechnology and the challenge of property: property rights in dead bodies, body parts and genetic information, Aldershot, UK, Ashgate, 304pp. (Medical Law and Ethics).

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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.


Contents

Preface; Introduction; The nature, uses and meaning of property; Biotechnology and the property jurisprudence on the human body and parts; Cultural and ontological contexts of biotechnology and the human body; DNA banks and proprietary interests in biosamples and genetic information; Remedies for interference with dead bodies and body parts: property and non-property approaches; Property and traditional knowledge; Bibliography; Index.

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 0754671682 (hardback)
9780754671688 (hardback)
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Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Law
ePrint ID: 46510
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:30
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/46510

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