The Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences (CELLS) is an international and interdisciplinary institute at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Leibniz University Hannover (LUH). CELLS took up its activities in 2007 as a working group on medical law and bioethics and was later, on 10 September 2008, founded as an autonomous research initiative. CELLS became a Leibniz Research Initiative and was subsequently incorporated as an independent permanent institute within the faculty. The institute has grown consistently and is currently at the forefront of research into the ethical, legal and social implications of the life sciences.

Editors: Prof. Dr. Nils Hoppe, Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Knoepffler, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Simon, Prof. Dr. Jochen Taupitz

Publication series Law, Ethics and Economics of the Life Sciences

The series Recht, Ethik und Ökonomie der Lebenswissenschaften (Law, Ethics and Economics of the Life Sciences), published since 2005 comprises important research papers on relevant topics in the context of biotechnology. It also offers a platform for scientists who wish to present their research to specialist audiences in the fields of bioethics, biotechnology law and medical ethics. In these studies, authors address, partly interdisciplinary, legal and ethical, but also economic questions raised by a new rapidly developing technology.

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