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The Regulation of Human Germline Genome Modification in Australia


Nicol, D, The Regulation of Human Germline Genome Modification in Australia, Human Germline Genome Modification and the Right to Science: A Comparative Study of National Laws and Policies, Cambridge University Press, A Boggio, CPR Romano and J Almqvist (ed), Cambridge, UK, pp. 543-567. ISBN 9781108759083 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2020 Andrea Boggio, Cesare P.R. Romano and Jessica Almqvist

DOI: doi:10.1017/9781108759083.021


Australia has a long history of engagement with innovative reproductive technologies. Indeed, the development of modern artificial reproductive technologies (ART) was pioneered in Australia in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In parallel, some of the states of Australia were early adopters of legislation aimed at regulating certain forms of ART and prohibiting others. Since then, a number of other statutes have been enacted across Australia that have direct bearing on the practice of human germline genome modification and research involving human embryos.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Australian law, germline genome editing, embryo research
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law in context
Research Field:Medical and health law
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Law reform
UTAS Author:Nicol, D (Professor Dianne Nicol)
ID Code:140924
Year Published:2020
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP180101262)
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2020-09-15
Last Modified:2021-05-20

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