Emerging Technologies and Health

  • Laura Palazzani


The exponential growth of emerging technologies opens up new opportunities for knowledge and its application, on human being, forcing us at the same time to rethink some traditional ethical and legal categories, such as freedom, responsibility, conscience, will, intention. The chapter focuses on neuroscience and neurotechnologies, gene-editing and genome-wide tests, the new paradigm of the 4P medicine (prediction, precision, personalization, participation), citizen science, the use of information and communication technologies, big data, mobile-health and biometrics, related to health and healthcare, underlining the main ethical and legal challenges. 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura Palazzani
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  1. 1.Department of Law, Economics, Politics and Modern LanguagesLUMSA UniversityRomeItaly

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