Login

Reload

Remember me Forgot it?

Not a subscriber?

Click on the button below to create your account and get immediate access to Xinhua Silk Road Database.

Start a Free Trial

Subscribe

Belt & Road Weekly Subscription Form

Research Report

The full edition of the report is available at Xinhua Silk Road Database. You can click the “Table of Content” to have a general understanding of it.

Click on the button below to create your account and get immediate access to thousands of articles.

Start a Free Trial

Policy & Politics

HOME > Policy & Politics


China to improve management on human genetic resources

October 12, 2018


Abstract : China will set up a new set of regulations on human genetic resources to further protect its national biosafety.

基因

BEIJING, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- China will set up a new set of regulations on human genetic resources to further protect its national biosafety.

The decision was announced at a forum on human genetic resources development and innovation held Wednesday in Beijing. It gathered scholars from government organizations, research institutions and universities.

Human genetic resources, which include the human genome, human organs, tissues, cells, blood, and related gene materials and information, are essential to disease research and population health.

Zhang Xinmin, director of the China National Center for Biotechnology Development, the forum organizer, said that human genetic resources have become important national strategic resources.

In 1998, China issued the Provisional Regulations on the Management of Genetic Resources, to protect and ensure the rational use of the nation's genetic resources for the well-being of human beings.

Zhang suggested the new management regulations should focus on a balance between the protection and development of such resources.

Zhou Qi, director of the Institute of Zoology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), said that more authoritative and effective evaluation agencies should also be established to improve the resources management.

Others also suggested that better management of human genetic resources should be supported by science and technological innovation, and studies in gene and biomedicine should be strengthened.


Related Coverage

Focus

Think Tank

  • Foreign firms still betting on China

    October 19, 2018

    With the proactive opening-up of its market and constant improvement of its ...

  • Dollar bonds show confidence in Chinese economy

    October 18, 2018

    The dollar bond sale indicates that there is optimism about the continued im...

  • As US closes up, EU and China must build closer ties

    October 17, 2018

    The EU and China have the world's most dynamic economic relationship, their ...

  • The Chinese Race to Artificial Intelligence

    August 10, 2018

    China is no longer just a manufacturing power, but a technologically advance...

  • Ask Us A Question

    If you have any questions, please enter them in the box below.

    Reload

    Write to Us

    Do you want to be a contributor to Xinhua Silk Road and tell us your Belt & Road story? Send your articles to silkroadweekly@xinhua.org and share your stories with more people.

    Click on the button below to create your account and get imhttp://img.silkroad.news.cn/templates/silkroad/en2017te access to thousands of articles.

    Start a Free Trial