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This article challenges the distinction the law draws between male and female. It focuses on the legal and medical treatment of intersexual people. Analysing the nature and rate of intersexuality it argues that there is a significant number of people who cannot be described as either male or female and instead exhibit a range of sexual characteristics.(More)
Sir — Recently, Nature has given a lot of attention to science and technology in Latin America. A key issue, however, needs to be addressed: in Latin America neither the public nor the private sectors, nor governments, acknowledge that science and technology development is an essential prerequisite for the cultural and economical advancement of society.(More)
  • P-L Chau
  • Journal of biological physics
  • 2002
I have recently developed a novel method `mutual repulsion' for simulating ligand unbindingfrom receptor. Combined with adiabatic switching,this method can evaluate the free energy change of unbinding. Mutualrepulsion has been applied to the bovine serum retinol-bindingprotein-retinol complex (1HBP). Large changes in amino acid configurationis observed in(More)
This article argues that debates over the legal status of bodies reveal a much deeper dispute over the nature of the self. In these discussions lawyers and ethicists have much to learn from a more profound understanding of the biological nature of the body. Far from being a static entity, the body is constantly recreating itself. It contains parts that are(More)
This article argues against the case for regarding bodies and parts of bodies to be property. It claims that doing so assumes an individualistic conception of the body.  It fails to acknowledge that our bodies are made up of non-human material; are unbounded; constantly changing and deeply interconnected with other bodies. It also argues that holding that(More)
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