CHINA China to speed up legislation on biotech development

CHINA

China to speed up legislation on biotech development

Xinhua

23:42, June 12, 2019

BEIJING - China's State Council will speed up the legislation of administrative regulations on the safety of biotech research and clinical application of new biomedical technologies, according to the Ministry of Justice.

The biotech safety regulations will focus on preventing bioterrorism and activities that seriously violate social ethics, as well as avoiding direct or indirect biosafety hazards. (Photo: IC)

Peng Gaojian, a senior official with the ministry, revealed the information Wednesday at a press conference on a newly published regulation on the management of human genetic resources.

The biotech safety regulations will focus on preventing bioterrorism and activities that seriously violate social ethics, as well as avoiding direct or indirect biosafety hazards, said Peng.

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