Other Countries

Countries differ widely in the ways they regulate human biotechnologies, including the practices and products their policies cover, the jurisdiction of authority, and the nature of enforcement. A few, most notably the U.K., have established agencies responsible for licensing and monitoring research and commercial facilities that work with human embryos. In addition, many countries have prohibited the most troubling applications of human biotechnology: inheritable human genetic modification and human reproductive cloning. To date, they are illegal in over 40 countries.

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Labour is calling for a ban on parents-to-be being told the sex of their baby after early blood tests, amid fears it may lead to abortions of girls.

The Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT) is used by the NHS to test...

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Kiev, Ukraine - Throughout Ukraine, advertisements about becoming a surrogate mother are plastered on buses and throughout the metro.

They ask: "Аre you aged between 18 and 35? Do you have healthy children? Are you physically and psychologically fit?...

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Scientists in the US may be out in front developing the next generation of Crispr-based genetic tools, but it’s China...

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The Spanish Consulate in Kiev is examining the cases of 30 Spanish families currently in Ukraine and who are unable...

White pencil made out of a strand of DNA, on a blue background

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Human embryo on blue background

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