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New Technologies and Human Rights

Thérèse Murphy


The first IVF baby was born in the 1970s. Less than twenty years later, cloning and GM food were popular talking-points, and information and communication technologies had transformed everyday life. In 2000, the first map of the human genome was sequenced. More recently there has been much discussion of the economic and social benefits of nanotechnology. This book contributes to increasing calls for regulation — or better regulation — of these and other new technologies. Drawing on an international team of legal scholars, it reviews and develops the role of human rights in the regulation of ne ... More

Keywords: human rights, new technologies, human dignity, choice, risk, regulation, bioethics, biotechnologies, assisted reproductive technologies, genetic technologies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199562572
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562572.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thérèse Murphy, editor
Professor of Law and Critical Theory at the University of Nottingham