Regulations on Genome Editing of Human Embryos in Japan: Our Moral Moratorium.

Published on Jul 1, 2018in Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics0.94
· DOI :10.1017/s0963180117000743
Eisuke Nakazawa3
Estimated H-index: 3
Keiichiro Yamamoto1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 1 AuthorsAkira Akabayashi20
Estimated H-index: 20
The use of human embryos in genome editing research has recently been approved in China and the United Kingdom. In Japan, the debate on regulations on genome editing research studies using human embryos is underway, but is becoming increasingly entangled, to the point of deadlock. One main reason for this is the misalignment between the Japanese government and the research communities, in their awareness surrounding these regulations. In this article, we report on this ongoing and entangled debate in Japan concerning the regulations on genome editing technology using human embryos. The most critically needed next step is a grassroots level discussion among various experts such as those in the arts and humanities.
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