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17 - The Regulation of Human Germline Genome Modification in the People’s Republic of China

from Part III - Asia

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 November 2019

Andrea Boggio
Affiliation:
Bryant University, Rhode Island
Cesare P. R. Romano
Affiliation:
Loyola Marymount University, California
Jessica Almqvist
Affiliation:
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
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Summary

China’s advances in the field together with the size of its scientific community and resources, position it at the forefront of biotechnological and gene editing research. Most recently, the still unconfirmed report of the first life birth of humans following IVF and gene editing techniques, has place China at the center of the global scientific, socio-ethical, and legal debates. This makes understanding the Chinese regulatory framework and the strength of its governance to address the vast scientific, social, ethical, and political global implications of germline genome modification paramount. This chapter explores how the legal system in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) regulates human gene editing with particular focus on germline applications. It further outlines existing governance frameworks and addresses the possibility of policy convergence by contrasting Chinese approaches to those adopted worldwide.

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Human Germline Genome Modification and the Right to Science
A Comparative Study of National Laws and Policies
, pp. 469 - 499
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2020

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