New digital edition of Legislation on biotechnology in the Nordic countries

05.07.2017
The Nordic Committee on Bioethics and NordForsk is launching the fourth edition of Legislation on biotechnology in the Nordic countries. The report provides an up-to-date overview of legislation in a variety of areas, including assisted reproduction, human biobanks, cloning and embryo research.

The report was first published in 2014, and has since gained the interest of practitioners, researchers and legal professionals in the Nordic countries and Europe in general.

“One of the committee’s tasks is to follow legislative developments in biotechnology in the Nordic countries, and we are very pleased that the previous editions were so well received. Given the high pace of change in matters related to bioethics, we believe it is important to update this overview on an annual basis, for instance to promote understanding of the somewhat different laws on bioethical issues within the Nordic region,” says Arnar Pálsson, member of the Nordic Committee on Bioethics and an associate professor at the Institute of Biology at the University of Iceland.

Download the 2017 edition of Legislation on biotechnology in the Nordic countries

About the Nordic Committee on Bioethics

It was founded in 1989 to promote Nordic cooperation and exchange of information in the area of bioethics between scientists, parliamentarians, opinion leaders and public officials. The committee is made up of two members from each Nordic country. Members are nominated nationally and are appointed for a three-year term by the NordForsk Board. The committee selects its chair from among the members and the Chair rotates annually among the countries. The Nordic Committee on Bioethics has been administered under the auspices of NordForsk since 2014.

Text: Tor Martin Nilsen

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