2021 information for papers will be published in early September.
Consideration of the interface between genetics, other biotechnologies and law.
The paper will consider this interface in three broad areas:
- Use and management of genetic information and biological samples
- Preimplantation, prenatal genetic testing and screening
- Genetic modification of plants, animals and human bodily material
|Paper title||The Genomic Future and the Law|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2020, expected to be offered in 2022|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$672.30|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,118.80|
- LAWS 201, LAWS 202, LAWS 203, LAWS 204
- Limited to
- LLB, LLB(Hons)
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
- Topic 1: Genetic Information and Bodily Material
- Bodily Material and the Property Paradigm
- Genetic Information and the Privacy Paradigm
- Genetic Information as a Protected Characteristic
- Genetic Information and Parental Identity
- Screening and Selection: sex, (dis)abilities and saviors
- Welfare and Non-identity Principles
- Second-Generation Preimplantation Screening
- Reproductive Technology and Regulatory Legitimacy
- Reproductive Genomic Modification (mitochondrial replacement)
- Human Enhancement
- Genetically Modified Plants
- Genetically Modified Animals
- Course materials provided.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global Perspective, Interdisciplinary Perspective, Lifelong Learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical Thinking, Ethics, Research.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to:
- Consider legal issues that are prevalent in a range of jurisdictions as well as legal issues that are the product of trans-jurisdictional access to, and spread of, biotechnologies
- Engage with the basics of biomedical developments and strands of moral and ontological philosophy in order to properly explore the legal challenges of genomic future
- Exercise analytical skills that are applicable to new frontiers of the legal response to biomedical developments
- Engage in scholarly published work and produce intellectually rigorous work that furthers the analysis of the legal response to biomedical developments
- Articulate nuanced legal and normative arguments through oral discussion and written academic papers
- Challenge conventional assumptions about the genome that are located in the law and consider alternative ways in which the legal system could respond to regulatory challenges