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Thursday, February 10, 2011

New Blog on Law & Bioscience

Nita A. Farahany (Vanderbilt) recently started a new blog of possible interest.  Her description:

The Law and Biosciences Daily Digest provides relevant summaries of legal opinions (civil and criminal) in which cognitive neuroscience or behavioral genetics evidence has been introduced. While there has been growing interest in the intersection of law & cognitive neuroscience or behavioral genetics, until now few are tracking or aware of the developing case law in this area. When individuals do become aware of a case, most assume it’s an interesting anomaly. I’ve been tracking these cases daily since 2004, and with the recent uptick in the past two years, at least 2-3 opinions per day are published in which cognitive neuroscience or behavioral genetics evidence has been used. The Daily Digest provides a daily summary of those opinions.

I've had a student or two write papers vaguely related to the area in the last few years, but, as Prof. Farahany suggests, I had assumed most of the opinions were anomalous.


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Thanks for posting this! There a number of cases that are likely of interest in torts. Particularly in disability cases, GINA cases, substantiating "invisible injuries", and in linking toxic torts to injury, cognitive neuroscience and genetics are showing up in many tort cases.

The link, for those interested, is

Posted by: Nita Farahany | Feb 10, 2011 10:33:29 AM

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