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China Mandates New Regulations on Management of Human Genetic Resources

New regulations regarding the management of human genetic resources come into effect as of 1 July. As mandated by the Executive Meeting of the State Council, the key elements of the new regulations are as follows:

  • The collection, preservation, utilisation and allocation of China-derived human genetic resources to overseas third parties must be conducted in accordance with the stipulations of the relevant sections of the Regulations
  • Enhanced efforts will be made to ensure the protection of China’s human genetic resources, while in-depth analyses of the country’s human genetic resources will be conducted and a declaration / registration system detailing key regional genetic resources will be implemented
  • Overseas organisations and non-mainland individuals (as well as any institutions established or controlled by said bodies / persons) may not collect / preserve mainland-sourced human genetic resources within China and may not provide overseas third parties with such materials

For further details (in Chinese), please access the following link:

Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on the Management of Human Genetic Resources

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