The Regulatory Framework in Biomedical Technologies

  • Pin Lean Lau


This deals with regulatory frameworks for biomedical technologies generally, and pre-implantation genetic interventions more specifically. In doing so, the chapter highlights some of the challenges in attempting to effectively regulate biomedical technologies that move at the pace of lightning speed. In addition, the chapter proposes the use of a combination of regulatory approaches, in complementarity with existing legal frameworks, to consider building a more flexible and reflexive form of governance for biomedical technologies. Further clarity may also be had in examining the development of the regulatory frameworks in the abortion debates and earlier prenatal testing technologies. These are discourses that bear a close nexus to pre-implantation genetic interventions and may impart the values and modalities in these debates to complement the role of the law or legal framework in a regulatory environment.


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  • Pin Lean Lau
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  1. 1.Central European UniversityBudapestHungary

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