Social and cultural issues in human tissue use in South Africa

Mary Elizabeth-Anne de Haas


‘One frequently encounters references in lay and professional writings of the ever expanding markets for human tissue where the body is reduced to a “source of raw material for saleable products” ... we are witnessing the global expansion of a “human body shop” …’1

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Mary Elizabeth-Anne de Haas, university of KZN

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Human tissue, culture, social structure, research, dna, patents, bio-colonialism

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South African Journal of Bioethics and Law 2011;4(1):24-28.

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Date submitted: 2011-02-24
Date published: 2011-06-29

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