Volume 8, Issue 30 (Autumn 2014)                   Medical Law Journal 2014, 8(30): 65-98 | Back to browse issues page

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Rahmani Manshadi H, Abbasi M, Jelodari Bardestan D. Legal relationship of humans with the tissues and laboratory samples from the perspective of comparative law. Medical Law Journal. 2014; 8 (30) :65-98
URL: http://ijmedicallaw.ir/article-1-252-en.html
Abstract:  

Recent advances of biotechnology in the cellular and genetic science have cause unpredictable challenges in the right of people in dominion and control over their body parts and tissues. The ability to study the genetic components of human tissues has increased their scientific importance and in return commercial exploitation of human tissue and samples has become one of the most urgent issues of the day. However, the legal status of human tissues and samples is unclear and thus the rights and powers of the individual on this tissue are uncertain. Comparative studies of law in various countries indicate that Change of attitude in this matter is irrefutable. Property right can be considered strong and significant legal instruments in Controlling and protecting the interests and rights of individuals in human tissues and samples. However, property rights, like any other right are not absolute and Legislator should limit this right based on public order

Type of Study: Review Article |
Received: 2014/01/9 | Accepted: 2014/08/17

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