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Contemporary Challenges and Legal Regulation of Genome Research: Some Considerations

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The paper studies some aspects and considerations of the legal regulation of genomic research in the context of modern challenges. Approaches to the formulation of some basic concepts in the field of bioinformatics, such as information, information space, are proposed, the importance of these concepts for legal regulation is substantiated. Approaches to the legal regulation of the commercial use of the results of genomic research in the field of bioinformatics are formulated. Approaches to the legal regulation of the activities of biobanks are proposed based on the analysis of the possibility of using blockchain technology to improve the functioning of the biobank, the possibility of attracting investments through crowdfunding financing. The classification of biobanks according to various criteria is given. Approaches to the formulation of such concepts as donation and parenthood are determined within the framework of the legal regulation of genomic research in the field of human reproduction. The influence of modern challenges associated with the development of science and technology on the formulation of these concepts is considered. Approaches to solving the problem of ensuring a balance of private, group and general interests in the field of legal regulation of genomic research are proposed.

About the Author

A. V. Kubyshkin
Scientific Collaboration “Legal Genomics Developments Alliance (LeGenDA)”
Russian Federation

Alexey V. Kubyshkin - Cand. Sci. (Law), Advocate at Advocate's Office “SanctaLex” of the Moscow City Bar Association, Partner of Scientific Collaboration “Legal Genomics Developments Alliance (LeGenDA)”.

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Kubyshkin A.V. Contemporary Challenges and Legal Regulation of Genome Research: Some Considerations. Kutafin Law Review. 2021;8(1):36-67.

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