Foong, Patrick
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Dr Patrick Foong is a law lecturer at Western Sydney University. His research interest lies in bioethics and health law.


China's revised regulation on human genome editing: the good news and the bad news

Recently, China revised its regulation on human genome editing. While this is undoubtedly a positive development, there are ambiguities and various concerns.

Date posted: 2023-05-19

Asia-Pacific IVF market could reach US$46 billion by 2031

Heritable genome editing involves making changes to embryos or gametes (sperm and eggs) that are passed down to subsequent generations. There are unpredictable effects and unintended consequences. While genome editing on human embryos for research purposes has significant potential and has been promoted by research groups, it is universally agreed that it is premature to pursue this technology for clinical applications (as opposed to research purposes).

Date posted: 2023-02-05

How should chimeric embryo research be regulated?

Experiments with chimeras will lead to greater knowledge and better health. Or that's the argument of Japanese scientist Hiromitsu Nakuchi. He recently was authorised to create animal embryos which contain human cells and transplant them into surrogate animals under the Japanese guidelines amended in March 2019."

Date posted: 2020-05-19