The Ministry of science and technology plans to stipulate that China’s human genetic resources shall not be provided abroad

On the 22nd, the Ministry of science and Technology issued a notice on publicly soliciting opinions on the detailed rules for the implementation of the regulations on the administration of human genetic resources (Draft for comments) (hereinafter referred to as the detailed rules for Implementation). The detailed rules for implementation plan stipulates that China’s human genetic resources shall not be provided abroad.

According to the implementation rules, human genetic resources include human genetic resources materials and human genetic resources information. Human genetic resource materials refer to organs, tissues, cells and other genetic materials containing human genome, genes and other genetic materials. Human genetic resource information refers to human gene, genome data and other information produced by using human genetic resource materials.

The detailed rules for implementation plan stipulates that the collection, preservation, utilization and external provision of China’s human genetic resources shall respect the privacy rights of human genetic resources providers, obtain informed consent in advance, ensure the health of providers and protect their legitimate rights and interests, and shall comply with the relevant requirements and technical specifications of scientific research activities, including but not limited to standards, specifications and procedures.

The implementation rules intend to clarify the subject qualification. The collection, preservation and provision of China’s human genetic resources within China must be carried out by China’s scientific research institutions, colleges and universities, medical institutions and enterprises. Overseas organizations, individuals and institutions established or actually controlled by them shall not collect and preserve China’s human genetic resources within China, and shall not provide China’s human genetic resources abroad.

Source: CCTV news client



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