When Bacteria Make the Law: Ethical, Epistemic, Legal, Political, Social and Technical Perspectives on the Use of the Human Microbiome for Legal Purposes
The use of the human microbiome as a subject of study for forensic purposes raises a number of issues, ranging from a challenge to our traditional concept of identity to respect for privacy and the type of consent to be obtained when a microbiome sample is taken. The particular nature of this study requires the joint work of a multidisciplinary team made up of specialists in ethics, forensic science, law, microbiology, philosophy and political science.
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