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Superhuman – Biotechnology’s Emerging Impact on the Law

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Nelson P. Miller

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School

Marion M. Hilligan

Deceased

Don Petersen

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Christopher G. Hastings

Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Date Written: January 1, 2007

Abstract

In this co-authored article, the authors argue that advances in biotechnology have had, are having, and will continue to have a substantial effect on the common law, legislation, and regulation, similar to the effects that the industrial age and information age had on law. Biotechnology impacts human rights, constitutional rights, tort law, criminal law, commerce, administrative regulation, professional regulation, employment law, trade and treaties, and other law fields. Lawyers, judges, and law scholars should give careful attention to the worldviews that inform decisions on how law should respond to the demands biotechnology places upon law and the civil and criminal justice systems.

Keywords: biotechnology, reform, change, law, policy, regulation, rights, human rights, world views, impact

Suggested Citation

Miller, Nelson P. and Hilligan, Marion M. and Petersen, Don and Hastings, Christopher G., Superhuman – Biotechnology’s Emerging Impact on the Law (January 1, 2007). Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1961681

Nelson Pierce Miller (Contact Author)

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Marion M. Hilligan

Deceased

N/A

Don Petersen

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Christopher G. Hastings

Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School ( email )

300 S. Capitol Avenue
P.O. Box 13038
Lansing, MI 48901
United States

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