The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine is a special issue titled Regulating the Use of Human Bodily Material. It includes articles on the legal status of bodies, the regulation of the use of human bodily material, definitions of “property” offered by the majority of the High Court of Australia in the case of Yanner v Eaton, non-consensual genetic testing in Australia, biobanking of blood and bone marrow, property rights in recyclable artificial implants such as pacemakers, extra-bodily DNA sampling by the police, patent term extension schemes, travel for euthanasia or assisted suicide, the regulation of impaired doctors, plus much more.
Recently published in the Journal of Law and Medicine at (2013) 20 JLM 723. There is a fairly well formed doctrine of informed consent in Australasia that includes the kind of information that a reasonable doctor would impart, the information that a reasonable patient should expect to be given and any details of treatment that ...more
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot: 2010, Broadway Paperbacks. Pages 1-381. Price: $US16 (pb). Reviewed by Dr Ian Freckelton SC Skloot’s book about Henrietta Lacks tells the painstakingly researched story of the woman (and her family) who gave rise to the HeLa cell line which has become the most influential cell line ...more