Law-Medicine Center Co-Director Maxwell Mehlman Releases New Edition of Law and Genetics Textbook

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Professor Maxwell Mehlman, co-director of the Law-Medicine Center, the Arthur E. Petersilge Professor of Law and a Distinguished University Professor, published the fifth edition of his acclaimed textbook, Genetics: Ethics, Law and Policy (Thompson/West, 2020).

The book, co-authored with University of Louisville’s Mark Rothstein and George Washington University’s Sonia Sutter, is the only law school textbook on the topic of law and genetics. It addresses ethical, legal and policy issues of contemporary significance, including the regulation of genetic research, prenatal testing, gene therapy, intellectual property rights, and the use of genetic information by law enforcement, insurers and employers.