Key laws and policies
- Law on Ethics of Biomedical Research No. VIII-1679 (May 11, 2000)
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."
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
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."
- Eugenijus Gefenas and Asta Cekanauskaite, National Regulations on Ethics and Research in Lithuania, European Commission, Brussels (2003)