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Vniversitas

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GUTIERREZ-PRIETO, Hernando. GENETIC DAMAGES. FOUNDATION OF ITS LEGAL CONCEPT. Vniversitas [online]. 2017, n.135, pp.193-218. ISSN 0041-9060.  http://dx.doi.org/10.11144/javeriana.vj135.edgb.

This article is a first partial research product within the project Analysis of new trends in Contemporary Tort Law. It includes preliminary discussions related to the concept, types and legal significance of the category genetic damages. A general objective for this first phase of the research is to identify, analyze and assess how the expression genetic damages has been defined or described, as well as other equivalent concepts. It also intends to determine the principal problems to solve in order to clearly determine its legal meaning and limits. The main conclusion is related to the ambiguous meaning and various limitations imposed to the concept genetic damages and the existence of different forms of it that will demanding also different legal regulation, requiring the revision of significant legal structures.

Keywords : Civil Law; Tort Law; Genetic Damages; Law and Genetics.

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