Property:Inheritable genetic modification

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Inheritable genetic modification (IGM) means modifying the genes passed on to future generations. Although it is commonly used in experimentation with animals, IGM has not been attempted with humans. It would allow the creation and transmission of novel phenotypic traits, and would be by far the most consequential type of human genetic modification.

Many countries have adopted policies prohibiting IGM. Many more, however, have no policies in place addressing this practice.

[edit] Table: National policies

The Table shows policies currently in effect regarding the use of inheritable genetic modification.

[edit] Key

  • PROHIBITED: This practice is prohibited by national law or policies having the force of law.
  • regulated: This practice is allowed and regulated by national law or policies having the force of law.
  • permitted: This practice is allowed by national law or policies having the force of law, but is not regulated.
  • no policy: This practice is not addressed by national law or policies having the force of law.
  • ?: It is unknown whether this practice is addressed by national law or policies having the force of law.

Note: The categories defined in the key and used in the table characterize the polices in any given country in a broad manner. Consult the page for each country for more detailed accounts of current policies.

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  Region Inheritable genetic modification
Afghanistan Asia ?
Albania Europe ?
Algeria Africa ?
Andorra Europe ?
Angola Africa ?
Antigua and Barbuda Latin America ?
Argentina Latin America no policy
Armenia Asia ?
Australia Oceania PROHIBITED
Austria Europe PROHIBITED
Azerbaijan Asia ?
Bahamas Latin America ?
Bahrain Asia ?
Bangladesh Asia ?
Barbados Latin America ?
Belarus Europe PROHIBITED
Belgium Europe PROHIBITED
Belize Latin America ?
Benin Africa ?
Bhutan Asia ?
Bolivia Latin America ?
Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe PROHIBITED
Botswana Africa ?
Brazil Latin America PROHIBITED
Brunei Asia ?
Bulgaria Europe PROHIBITED
Burkina Faso Africa ?
Burundi Africa ?
Cambodia Asia ?
Cameroon Africa ?
Canada Northern America PROHIBITED
Cape Verde Africa ?
Central African Republic Africa ?
Chad Africa ?
Chile Latin America ?
China Asia ?
Colombia Latin America PROHIBITED
Comoros Africa ?
Cook Islands Oceania ?
Costa Rica Latin America PROHIBITED
Croatia Europe PROHIBITED
Cuba Latin America ?
Czech Republic Europe PROHIBITED
Côte d'Ivoire Africa ?
Democratic Republic of the Congo Africa ?
Denmark Europe PROHIBITED
Djibouti Africa ?
Dominica Latin America ?
Dominican Republic Latin America ?
Ecuador Latin America ?
Egypt Africa no policy
El Salvador Latin America ?
Equatorial Guinea Africa ?
Eritrea Africa ?
Estonia Europe PROHIBITED
Ethiopia Africa ?
Fiji Oceania ?
Finland Europe PROHIBITED
France Europe PROHIBITED
Gabon Africa ?
Gambia Africa ?
Germany Europe PROHIBITED
Ghana Africa ?
Greece Europe PROHIBITED
Grenada Latin America ?
Guatemala Latin America ?
Guinea Africa ?
Guinea-Bissau Africa ?
Guyana Latin America ?
Haiti Latin America ?
Honduras Latin America ?
Hong Kong Asia ?
Hungary Europe PROHIBITED
Iceland Europe PROHIBITED
Indonesia Asia ?
Iran Asia ?
Iraq Asia ?
Ireland Europe ?
Israel Asia no policy
Jamaica Latin America no policy
Jordan Asia ?
Kazakhstan Asia ?
Kenya Africa ?
Kiribati Oceania ?
Kosovo Asia ?
Kuwait Asia ?
Kyrgyzstan Asia ?
Laos Asia ?
Latvia Europe ?
Lebanon Asia ?
Lesotho Africa ?
Liberia Africa ?
Libya Africa ?
Liechtenstein Europe ?
Lithuania Europe PROHIBITED
Luxembourg Europe ?
Macedonia Europe ?
Madagascar Africa ?
Malawi Africa ?
Malaysia Asia ?
Maldives Asia ?
Mali Africa ?
Marshall Islands Oceania ?
Mauritania Africa ?
Mauritius Africa ?
Mexico Latin America PROHIBITED
Micronesia Oceania ?
Moldova Europe PROHIBITED
Monaco Europe ?
Mongolia Asia ?
Montenegro Europe ?
Morocco Africa ?
Mozambique Africa ?
Myanmar Asia ?
Namibia Africa ?
Nauru Oceania ?
Nepal Asia ?
Netherlands Europe PROHIBITED
New Zealand Oceania PROHIBITED
Nicaragua Latin America ?
Niger Africa ?
Nigeria Africa ?
North Korea Asia ?
Norway Europe PROHIBITED
Oman Asia ?
Pakistan Asia ?
Palau Oceania ?
Palestine Asia ?
Panama Latin America ?
Papua New Guinea Oceania ?
Paraguay Latin America ?
Peru Latin America PROHIBITED
Philippines Asia ?
Poland Europe PROHIBITED
Portugal Europe PROHIBITED
Qatar Asia ?
Republic of the Congo Africa ?
Romania Europe PROHIBITED
Russia Europe ?
Rwanda Africa ?
Saint Kitts and Nevis Latin America ?
Saint Lucia Latin America ?
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Latin America ?
Samoa Oceania ?
San Marino Europe PROHIBITED
Saudi Arabia Asia PROHIBITED
Senegal Africa ?
Serbia Europe ?
Seychelles Africa ?
Sierra Leone Africa ?
Singapore Asia ?
Slovakia Europe PROHIBITED
Slovenia Europe PROHIBITED
Solomon Islands Oceania ?
Somalia Africa ?
South Africa Africa PROHIBITED
South Korea Asia PROHIBITED
South Sudan Africa ?
Sri Lanka Asia ?
Sudan Africa ?
Suriname Latin America ?
Swaziland Africa ?
Sweden Europe PROHIBITED
Switzerland Europe PROHIBITED
Syria Asia ?
São Tomé and Príncipe Africa ?
Taiwan Asia ?
Tajikistan Asia ?
Tanzania Africa ?
Thailand Asia ?
Timor-Leste Asia ?
Togo Africa ?
Tonga Oceania ?
Trinidad and Tobago Latin America ?
Tunisia Africa PROHIBITED
Turkmenistan Asia ?
Tuvalu Oceania ?
Uganda Africa ?
Ukraine Europe ?
United Arab Emirates Asia PROHIBITED
United Kingdom Europe PROHIBITED
United States
Uruguay Latin America PROHIBITED
Uzbekistan Asia ?
Vanuatu Oceania ?
Venezuela Latin America ?
Zambia Africa ?
Zimbabwe Africa ?

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Afghanistan +?
Albania +?
Algeria +?
Andorra +?
Angola +?
Antigua and Barbuda +?
Argentina +no policy
Armenia +?
Azerbaijan +?


Bahamas +?
Bahrain +?
Bangladesh +?
Barbados +?
Belize +?
Benin +?
Bhutan +?
Bolivia +?
Bosnia and Herzegovina +PROHIBITED
Botswana +?
Brunei +?
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