This Article examines whether property law provides an appropriate forum for determining who should have rights in human biological materials. Property law is discussed and examined with reference to the complex and diverse ways that American society values human biological materials. The author argues that property law allocates goods according to market values. Because certain values, such as dignity and autonomy, cannot readily be translatable into market values, this Article concludes that property law is not sufficient to deal with the non-market aspects of human biological materials.
Owning Our Bodies: An Examination of Property Law and Biotechnology,
San Diego L. Rev.
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