The Greek Law on Genetics and Genomics - An Overview and Outlook for Future Perspectives

20 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2018

Date Written: December 4, 2018

Abstract

This article presents the Greek law on genetics and genomics as an overview of a diverse set of legal matters and also, as an outlook for future perspectives. Part 1 comprises the legal landscape (fundamental rules, criminal procedure, civil procedure, Civil Code, DTC genetic tests, data protection, legislation on human germline gene editing, legislation on preimplantation testing/screening and prenatal testing/screening, advertising of genetic testing or screening, legislation on newborn screening and on advertising of genetic testing or screening. Part 2 discusses the legal academic debates in Greece on the above issues. Part 3 covers the legal developments in this area whereas Part 4 deals with specific legal considerations on human genetics and genomics in Greece, followed by the conclusions.

Keywords: genetics, genomics, DTC tests, genetic screening, preimplantation testing, prenatal testing, cloning, germline gene editing, mitochondrial donation, abortion

Suggested Citation

Canellopoulou-Bottis, Maria, The Greek Law on Genetics and Genomics - An Overview and Outlook for Future Perspectives (December 4, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3295632 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3295632

Maria Canellopoulou-Bottis (Contact Author)

Information Law, DALMS, Ionian University ( email )

7, Rizospaston Voulefton av.
49100 Corfu
Greece

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