The Nexus of Law and Biology: New Ethical Challenges

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Feb 28, 2013 - Law - 236 pages

Although law and science have interacted for centuries, today their interactions pose enormous challenges. These challenges are reflected in issues ranging from reproductive technology and resource conservation, to genetic technology and biological warfare.

The emerging dialogue is complex and requires an ongoing re-thinking of general principles, such as expert biological evidence, which features in a wide range of legal contexts, and including medical law, torts, crime and intellectual property.

Studying the many ways in which law and biology come together in many areas of contemporary life, The Nexus of Law and Biology: New Ethical Challenges explores the juridical uses of biological sciences to illuminate key issues and contemporary intersections, arguing that each of several disciplines must communicate with one another, recognizing a common ground in ethics. Featuring an impressive list of contributors, this book is an invaluable reference for legal scholars, students, practising lawyers and scientists engaged with the legal system.

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Barbara Ann Hocking, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

Michael Kirby, Barbara Ann Hocking, Joseph Henry Vogel, Eva Ryrstedt, Piero P. Giorgi, Scott Guy, Helena Kajlich, Edwin Hui, Hamish McCallum, Christopher Rodgers, Charles Lawson, Richard Hindmarsh, Christian Byk.

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