Legislation on Biotechnology in the Nordic countries - An overview 2018


The current report is an update of the reports on Legislation on biotechnology in the Nordic countries published annually since 2014. Given the clear need for such overviews, the Nordic Committee on Bioethics decided to update the tables to reflect recent legal amendments. The aim of this report is to give the reader information on the current status in the different countries and a chance to compare the legal situation.Sixteen important areas of biotechnology have been chosen for this overview:Assisted reproductionPreimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS)AbortionPrenatal Diagnosis and/or screeningOrgan and tissue transplantationEmbryo researchCloningClinical research on humansHuman biobanksEthical committeesGenetic testingAdvanced therapy medicinal productsGenetically modified organismsAnimal experimentationLegal status of Council of Europe Biomedicine Convention and its additional protocols