China publishes regulation on management of human genetic resources

New rules to regulate genetic research

The State Council, China's cabinet, published a regulation on the management of human genetic resources that will take effect from July 1. The regulation aims to enhance protection of human genetic resources, promote proper use and tighten regulation and supervision, said a State Council statement on 10 June 2019.

Foreign organizations and domestic institutions founded or controlled by foreign entities will have to work with Chinese partners if they need human genetic resources in China for scientific research, the document said.

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