Neuroethics

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 317–319

The Impact of Neuroscience and Genetics on the Law: A Recent Italian Case

Authors

    • Biogem Genetic Research Institute
  • C. Petrini
    • Italian National Institute of Health
Brief Communication

DOI: 10.1007/s12152-012-9152-x

Cite this article as:
Farisco, M. & Petrini, C. Neuroethics (2012) 5: 317. doi:10.1007/s12152-012-9152-x

Abstract

The use of genetic testing and neuroscientific evidence in legal trials raises several issues. Often their interpretation is controversial: the same evidence can be used to sustain both the prosecution’s and defense’s argument. A recent Italian case confirms such concerns and stresses other relevant related questions.

Keywords

Neuroscience Genetics Law Biolaw

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