ISSN 2712-7834
Pestrikova Anastasia

Pestrikova Anastasia

PhD (Law. Sci.), Independent Researcher, Samara, Russia

Advantages and risks of editing of the human genome – legal aspect

Progress in science and technology has made it possible to introduce human genome editing into clinical practice. This approach has significant potential in terms of the development of medicine, health care systems and human sciences, offering new strategies for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of genetic disorders, new ways to increase the resistance of the human body to disease, etc. Along with the obvious advantages, human genome editing is associated with high risks, which suggests that the consequences of using this technology should be carefully studied. The relevance of the present study is due to the need to form legislative norms in the Russian Federation to ensure the safe and reasonable use of genetic editing. The author concludes that it is necessary to unambiguously define the concepts as well as the specifics of somatic editing and germline editing. In addition, it is necessary to fix the grounds for applying genetic editing in case of a serious disease or disorder of the organism and in order to improve its functions.

Keywords: genetic editing; risks of biotechnology; somatic editing; human germline editing; legal regulation

For citation: Pestrikova A.A. Advantages and risks of editing of the human genome – legal aspect // Social novelties and social sciences. – 2022. – N 4. – P. 65–75.
DOI: 10.31249/snsn/2022.04.05
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