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Nuffield Council on Bioethics Publishes Rumiana Yotova report on regulation of genome editing and human reproduction

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has published Dr Rumiana Yotova’s report on ‘The Regulation of Genome Editing and Human Reproduction under International Law, EU Law and Comparative Law’.

Dr Yotova was commissioned to write the 25,000 word report by the Nuffield Council’s Working Party on Genome Editing and Human Reproduction to help inform their evidence-gathering and deliberations. The aim of the report was to identify and analyse the relevant legal frameworks governing the research and possible clinical applications of human genome editing on the levels of public international law, EU law and the comparison between selected domestic jurisdictions. It focused in particular on the legality of genome editing and on the requirements and restrictions imposed by international legal frameworks on the use of the new technology.

Dr Yotova’s contribution was one of two background papers to the Nuffield Council’s report on ‘Genome Editing and Human Reproduction: Social and Ethical Issues’ and serves as the basis for Chapter 4, section 2 on International Law and Governance.

In addition to discussing her findings at a research interview conducted by the Nuffield Council, Dr Yotova was also invited to present her report at the stakeholder conference on ‘Genome Editing and Human Reproduction: Social and Ethical Issues’ organised by the Nuffield Council in London on 23 July 2018.