HOME ABOUT CONTACT AVAILABLE ISSUES SUBSCRIBE MEDIA & ADS
LATEST UPDATES » Vol 22, No 11, November 2018 – The Asian Cancer - War on liver cancer       » 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine winners       » Women more prone to selected chemotherapy side effects       » Tibetan fungus could help fight liver cancer       » Standards for TCM decoction to be applied globally       » RMB200 million donation to build Tsinghua University Biomedical Sciences Building      
EYE ON CHINA
China to improve management on human genetic resources
Regulations should focus on balancing between the protection and development of such resources which include human organs, tissues, cells, etc.

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 in Beijing. It gathered scholars from government organisations, 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 organiser, 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 humankind.

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.

Source: Xinhua

Click here for the complete issue.

NEWS CRUNCH  
news Asia is the fastest growing region for nutraceuticals
news 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine winners
news Vitafoods Asia expands by 40 per cent in 2018
PR NEWSWIRE  
Asia Pacific Biotech News
EDITORS' CHOICE  
COLUMNS  

APBN Editorial Calendar 2018
January:
Obesity / Outlook for 2018
February:
Searching for the fountain of youth
March:
Women in Science - Making a difference
April:
Digestive health in the 21st century - Trust your guts
May:
Dental health - The root to good health
June:
Cancer - Therapies and strategies for better patient outcomes
July:
Water management - Technologies for biotech and pharmaceutical industries
August:
Regenerative technology - Meat of the future
September:
Doctor Robot - The digital healthcare revolution
October:
Bones / Breast cancer
November:
Liver health / Top science research nations & institutions
December:
AIDS / Breakthrough of the year/Emerging trends
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
MAGAZINE TAGS
About Us
Events
Available issues
Editorial Board
Letters to Editor
Instructions to Authors
Advertise with Us
CONTACT
World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
5 Toh Tuck Link, Singapore 596224
Tel: 65-6466-5775
Fax: 65-6467-7667
» For Editorial Enquiries:
   biotech_edit@wspc.com or Ms Lim Guan Yu
» For Subscriptions, Advertisements &
   Media Partnerships Enquiries:
   biotech_ad@wspc.com
Copyright© 2018 World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd  •  Privacy Policy