Legal regulation of gene editing procedure: USA and EU experience

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The problem of legal regulation of gene editing in recent years has obviously become global in nature due to the lack of unified systematic legislation in the world. The authors set a goal to study the main existing regulatory legal acts and determine whether there is currently an array of legislation that protects and at the same time establishes responsibility for the «editors» of the genome and persons who have given consent to it, before future generations, who will receive the edited gene, but who did not actually ask for it. The authors analyzed the most known general public cases related to patent disputes for the CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology and came to the conclusion that the strong desire to obtain the legal status of the author of the CRISPR/Cas9 genome modification technology is explained not by scientific ambitions but by commercial interest in a promising technology.

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Elena N. Trikoz

MGIMO University; Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

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Candidate of Legal Sciences, Associate Professor, History of Law and State Department, Law Institute, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University); Department of Theory of Law and Comparative Law, International Law Department, MGIMO University

76 Vernadsky Prospekt, Moscow, 119454, Russian Federation; 6 Miklukho-Maklaya str., Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation

Diana M. Mustafina-Bredikhina

Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)


Candidate of Legal Sciences, Department of Administrative and Financial Law, Law Institute

6 Miklukho-Maklaya str., Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation

Elena E. Gulyaeva

Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation


Candidate of Legal Sciences, Associate Professor, European Law Department

53/2-1 Ostozhenka str., Moscow, 119021, Russian Federation


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