CHIMBRIDS - Chimeras and Hybrids in Comparative European and International Research

Scientific, Ethical, Philosophical and Legal Aspects

  • Jochen Taupitz
  • Marion Weschka

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-18
  2. Marion Weschka
    Pages 1-2
  3. General research aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 4-4
    2. Michael Bader, Regine Schreiner, Eckhard Wolf
      Pages 21-59
    3. Autumn Fiester, Marcus Düwell
      Pages 61-77
    4. Law
      Elisabeth Rynning
      Pages 79-183
  4. Key Cases in chimbrids research

  5. Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 433-433
    2. Jochen Taupitz, Marion Weschka
      Pages 435-436
    3. Jochen Taupitz, Marion Weschka
      Pages 437-440
    4. Jochen Taupitz, Marion Weschka
      Pages 441-447
    5. Jochen Taupitz, Marion Weschka
      Pages 449-454
    6. Jochen Taupitz, Marion Weschka
      Pages 455-457
  6. Annex A. Chimbrids - Scientific, Ethical and Legal Reports

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 460-461
    2. Michael Bader
      Pages 463-570
    3. Gisela Badura-Lotter, Marcus Düwell
      Pages 571-602
    4. Law
      Jan C. Joerden, Cornelia Winter
      Pages 603-825
  7. Annex B. Country Reports on the 10 Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 827-827
    2. Jan C. Joerden, Marion Weschka
      Pages 829-845
    3. Deryck Beyleveld
      Pages 847-853
    4. Elisabeth Rynning
      Pages 883-895
    5. Carlos María Romeo Casabona, Iñigo de Miguel Beriain
      Pages 897-916
    6. Rainer J. Schweizer, Hans-Peter Bernhard
      Pages 923-953
    7. Timothy Stoltzfus Jost
      Pages 955-976
    8. Sylvie Bordet
      Pages 977-1018
    9. Amos Shapira
      Pages 1019-1027
    10. Fumio Tokotani
      Pages 1029-1030
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 1-8

About this book


National, European and international concepts and strategies concerning the legal and ethical framework of chimera and hybrid research are still largely missing, even though they are absolutely necessary in order to use the potential of chimera and hybrid research effectively and efficiently for the benefit of science and society. The outcome of the CHIMBRIDS-Project successfully sheds light on the chances and risks of this research and provides legal solutions to existing problems in order to help decision-makers fulfil their tasks in an informed and efficient manner.

This comprehensive volume details the complete results, contributed by 40 scholars from 10 member states of the European Union, Canada, China, Israel, Japan, Switzerland and the US, with descriptive reports of the legal situation in specific countries and in-depth analysis of all scientific, medical, ethical and legal implications of chimera and hybrid research.


Cell Transplantation Chimera research Cloning Embryo Europe Hybrid research USA biomedicine chromosome ethics legal order transplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • Jochen Taupitz
    • 1
  • Marion Weschka
    • 2
  1. 1.Inst. MedizinrechtUniversität MannheimMannheimGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Deutsches, Europäisches undUniversitäten Heidelberg und MannheimMannheimGermany

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