The mixing of human and animal cellular and genetic material is a promising area of science, but inherent societal and safety concerns make such mixing in embryos particularly controversial. The sensitive nature of this research, coupled with science's rapid development, creates problems for policymakers responsible for deciding what practices are and are not permitted in Australia. Australia's regulation in this area, last significantly amended in 2006, is in urgent need of reform. This article investigates what is happening in this fast moving area and the regulatory reforms necessary for Australian scientists to participate.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Journal of Law and Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2020|
- embryo research
- human-animal embryo