The Global Person: Pig-Human Embryos, Personhood, and Precision Medicine
Posted: 6 May 2021
Date Written: 2018
Chimeras, in the form of pig-human embryos engineered by CRISPRCas9 and other biotechnologies, have been created as potential sources of organs for transplantation. Against that background, and in an era of "precision medicine," this Article examines the concept of the global genetically modified person and asks whether humanness and personhood are being eroded, or finding new boundaries in intellectual property and constitutional law.
Keywords: chimeras, pig-human embryos, CRISPRCas9, biotechnologies, precision medicine, humanness, personhood, intellectual property, constitutional law, stem cells
JEL Classification: I1, K1
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