Biolaw: an autonomous discipline?

The impressive biotechnological development, especially in the last two decades, has propitiated and required the revision of classic institutes of law. The need to study various legal issues arising from technological advances linked to medicine and biotechnology, with particular reference to the human body and human dignity, gave rise to what was termed biolaw . The debate proposed in this work is whether it has the right to be treated as a new and autonomous branch of law?

[August-Sept 2018] bravenewlaw -> aiming to not only explore emerging issues and problems in biolegality - the coming together of biology and legality but also revisit the concept of personhood in posthuman and relational ways.

Bioscientific advances in the field of neuroscience, epigenetics, research on the microbiome, and immunology are encouraging thought-provoking problems for the foundational legal principles of personality as well as their attendant notion of personal rights. Hence, complex issues are emerging in the intersection of law and biology, an area of law that is quickly expanding and displaying highly composite problems that are challenging existing legal regimes. This Pop-Up Lab provided a rich environment of open dialogue to tease out these complexities.

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