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Legislation on biotechnology in the Nordic countries: an overview 2014
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2014 (English)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

The legislation on biotechnology varies markedly from one Nordic country to another. The aim of this report is to give the reader information of the current status in the different countries and a chance to compare the legal situations. Sixteen important areas of biotechnology have been chosen for this overview:

  • Assisted reproduction
  • Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)
  • Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS)
  • Abortion
  • Prenatal Diagnosis and/or screening
  • Organ and tissue transplantation
  • Embryo research
  • Cloning
  • Clinical research on humans
  • Human biobanks
  • Ethical committees
  • Genetic testing
  • Advanced therapy medicinal products
  • Genetically modified organisms
  • Animal experimentation
  • Legal status of Council of Europe Biomedicine Convention and its additional protocols
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 50 p.
Policy Papers, ISSN 1504-8640 ; 5 - 2014
Keyword [en]
legislation, biotechnology
National Category
Other Medical Biotechnology
Research subject
Justice; Health
URN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-3355OAI: diva2:739733
Available from: 2014-08-21 Created: 2014-08-21 Last updated: 2016-09-02

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