Dysgenic Biomedical Practices and Their International Regulation: A Proposal from Biolaw

  • Erick ValdésEmail author
Part of the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine book series (LIME, volume 78)


The author affirms that the unprecedented legal features that non-therapeutic genetic manipulation of pre-implanted embryos and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis with dysgenic purposes imply, require a procedural approach, until now unexplored, which, in turn, demands the redefinition and extension of law’s traditional categories. At the same time, he emphasizes that international jurists and philosophers have been rather immune to the evident need to provide an effective regulation for pressing and disturbing biomedical issues, which has prevented the generation of legal certainty in the field. The  regulation of biomedicine has already been addressed in Europe by almost all local legal systems. However, Valdés asserts that such a regulation is merely procedural and, far from being designed on the new hermeneutics that biolaw provides is based on traditional law, consisting in a simple application of classical categories of law on new problems of biolegal scope.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Network of BiolawWashingtonUSA

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