Updated version of Legislation on biotechnology in the Nordic countries

In 2014, The Nordic Committee on Bioethics published an overview of legislation on biotechnology in the Nordic countries. As the publication has been greatly appreciated, the Nordic Committee on Bioethics has now published an updated overview for 2015.
Based on the feedback received about “Legislation on biotechnology in the Nordic countries – an overview 2014”, the report clearly filled a gap for researchers and stakeholders working within the field. We are pleased to publish this updated version, and hope it serves its purpose of enhancing the understanding for each other’s regulatory framework within biotechnology in the Nordic countries.

The updates are important to maintain timely and accurate information. Since the 2014 edition was published, Iceland, for instance, introduced a new Act on Scientific Research in the Health Sector, which came into force in January 2015, and assisted reproduction and family legislation are currently under review in many Nordic countries. New approaches to the relevant, highly debated issue of surrogate pregnancy arrangements in particular are also anticipated in the near future.

The report