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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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Abstract

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.

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Published date: October 2007

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Local EPrints ID: 46510
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/46510
ISBN: 0754671682
PURE UUID: 54a250b2-424e-4304-a5c7-77d4c2351c40

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Date deposited: 04 Jul 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:07

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