Difference between revisions of "Lithuania"

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|Eggs for assisted reproduction=?
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|Reproductive cloning=PROHIBITED
|Reproductive cloning=PROHIBITED
|Research cloning=PROHIBITED
|Research cloning=PROHIBITED
|Sex selection=social uses prohibited
|Sex selection=?
|Surrogacy=no policy
|European Union=Member
|European Union=Member
|Council of Europe=Member
|Council of Europe=Member

Revision as of 17:27, 25 June 2014

Region Europe
Population 3369600
GDP (millions USD) 38,345
National Policies
Eggs for assisted reproduction ?
Eggs for research ?
Inheritable genetic modification PROHIBITED
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis PROHIBITED
Reproductive cloning PROHIBITED
Research cloning PROHIBITED
Sex selection ?
Surrogacy no policy
International Agreements
1997 COE Biomedicine Convention RATIFIED
1998 COE Cloning Convention RATIFIED
2005 UN Cloning Vote no
2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention RATIFIED
2007 Treaty of Lisbon RATIFIED


Key laws and policies

Foundational values

The Law on Ethics of Biomedical Research states that "Biomedical research must be conducted according to the principle whereby the interests of the human being prevail over the interests of society and science."

Prohibited practices

The Law on Ethics of Biomedical Research prohibits

  • Human cloning
  • "Invasive" research on human embryos

In addition, Lithuania's ratification of the Council of Europe's Convention on Biomedicine commits it to prohibitions on:

  • PGD for social uses
  • Research cloning
  • Somatic genetic enhancement
  • Inheritable genetic modification

Regulatory activities

The Law on Ethics of Biomedical Research states that "Biomedical research in Lithuania may be performed only subject to an approval obtained from the Lithuanian Bioethics Committee or the Regional Biomedical Research Ethics Committee."

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