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Teimouri M, Aghamirsalim M S. Comparative study of civil and criminal responsibility due to genetic modification in Law of Iran and International documents. MLJ. 2010; 4 (13) :87-119
URL: http://ijmedicallaw.ir/article-1-470-en.html

Human genes have an important role in physical features, behavior and mental diseases. Accordingly, a human being on whom the genetic manipulation has been done would be different from others. Can s/he bring a civil or criminal claim against physicians? Does the genetic manipulation make any specialized right for likely victim? To analyze such physicians' responsibility, Firstly, related descriptions of genetic manipulation will be offered. Then, having referred to historical debates and general consept "responsibility", we will analyze international instruments having principles related to the issue. At the final step, having distinguished between automatic and contractual responsibility, their elements will be analyzed.

Received: 2010/04/13 | Accepted: 2010/06/26

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