Genetic Technologies and the Law: Cases and Materials

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Genetic Technologies and the Law focuses on the legal implications and issues resulting from advances in genetic science and technology. Among the areas covered in depth are: legal issues arising in research and commercialization of genetic tests and products; the challenges and risks genetic information presents to established tenets of privacy; changing concepts of parenthood resulting from prenatal genetic testing and advanced reproductive technology; the effect of genetic science on agriculture and food supplies; the impact of genetics on clinical medicine and public health; the risk of genetic discrimination and stigmatization; and the role of genetics in civil and criminal litigation.

The book includes edited cases, textual commentary, and excerpts from relative policy documents. Each of the chapters also includes a series of problems and hypothetical scenarios designed to promote critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving skills. Tailored for law students, this text is also suitable for courses aimed at multidisciplinary audiences engaged in the study of law and genetics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780890896211
  • Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
  • Publication date: 7/31/2007
  • Series: Carolina Academic Press Law Casebook Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 1038
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.70 (d)

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