Brief Communication


, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 317-319

First online:

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

  • M. FariscoAffiliated withBiogem Genetic Research Institute Email author 
  • , C. PetriniAffiliated withItalian National Institute of Health

Rent the article at a discount

Rent now

* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.

Get Access


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.


Neuroscience Genetics Law Biolaw