May 4, 2008

Podcast: The Human Tissue Bill

From Australia, All in the Mind is Radio National's weekly foray into all things mental – a program about the mind, brain and behaviour.

The Maori believe the body is derived from the earth, and returns to the ancestral earth at death—complete. The flesh, and all its bits, are sacred.

The new Human Tissue Bill has provoked debate over who owns your body at death—you or your family?

The Maori Party argues the legislation is Western-centric and racist. And, a young Maori scientist working with post-mortem brain tissue is breaking new ground, to keep her lab life 'culturally safe', in consultation with her tribe. Transcript

Note this podcast and streaming audio ONLY stays online for 4 weeks from 3 May 2008, so download while you can!

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