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

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-93868-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-93869-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1617-1497
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