The Global Person: Pig-Human Embryos, Personhood, and Precision Medicine

Posted: 6 May 2021

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Yvonne Cripps

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Cripps, Yvonne, The Global Person: Pig-Human Embryos, Personhood, and Precision Medicine (2018). Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2018, Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 449, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3838701

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