Our research is linked with the topic Cognitive and behavioural neurosciences. We investigate how the policy and legal frameworks should best approach the autonomy & dependency of incapacitated adults, having regard for the available (bio- and para-)medical tools that are researched in the KRD. Our research also offers opportunities to further develop the KRD. Firstly, the legal relevance of one’s genetic origins is at the centre of current kinship studies. Secondly, genetic causes of human behaviour are emerging as research topic with regard to (restrict) parenting.