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Genome-Editing Technologies in Biomedical Research: The Regulatory Conditions for the Development

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Significant progress has been made in the development of genetic technologies in recent decades. Currently, high-performance sequencing and, most importantly, genome editing technologies are widely used and available for laboratories in Russia. Existing technologies are not without drawbacks that significantly hinder further development, in addition, all the necessary reagents and materials, as well as equipment, are produced exclusively abroad. The review highlights the international experience of using genome editing technologies for the treatment and prevention of genetic diseases, vector-borne and viral infections, it offers recommendations for the development of this area in the Russian Federation. Attention is drawn to the legal and ethical regulation, mainly at the level of basic principles. The conclusion is formulated on the need for accelerated adaptation of basic ethical and legal principles for genome editing activities in scientific biomedical activities.

About the Authors

A. A. Chaplenko
First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University)
Russian Federation

Alexander A. Chaplenko - Cand. Sci., Associate Professor, Department of Organization and Management in the Field of Drugs Circulation, First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University).

Bolshaya Pirogovskaya St., 2, build. 4, Moscow, 119435.

A. A. Mokhov
Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL)
Russian Federation

Alexander A. Mokhov - Dr. Sci. (Law), Professor, Head of the Department of Medical Law, Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL).

Sadovaya-Kudrinskaya St., 9, Moscow, 125993.

A. N. Yavorsky
Pushchino State Institute of Natural Science
Russian Federation

Alexander N. Yavorsky - Dr. Sci. (Medicine), Professor, Chief Researcher, Pushchino State Institute of Natural Science.

Nauki Av., 3, Pushchino, Moscow Region, 142290.


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Chaplenko A.A., Mokhov A.A., Yavorsky A.N. Genome-Editing Technologies in Biomedical Research: The Regulatory Conditions for the Development. Kutafin Law Review. 2021;8(1):115-128.

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