Biolaw: an autonomous discipline?

The impressive biotechnological development, especially in the last two decades, has propitiated and required the revision of classic institutes of law. The need to study various legal issues arising from technological advances linked to medicine and biotechnology, with particular reference to the human body and human dignity, gave rise to what was termed biolaw . The debate proposed in this work is whether it has the right to be treated as a new and autonomous branch of law?