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.
The December 2011 Part of Online Currents contains the usual mix of articles and section notes. This month the articles cover readers’ advisory tools, how academic institutions approach plagiarism, an overview of different puzzles that benefit learning, how to search for convict ancestors online and recent seminars held by AGLIN and HLA. Also included are several informative section notes such as Company News, Around the Blogs and Conferences, Meetings and Seminars.