Key Takeaways on the New HGR FAQs Issued by the MOST of China 

September, 2023 - Yang (Aaron) Gu, Pengfei YOU, Duzhiyun ZHENG, Yuzhen ZHANG, Fengqi YU

On September 8, 2023, the China National Center for Biotechnology Development (the "CNCBD"), a public institution under direct charge of the China's Ministry of Science and Technology (the "MOST"), released the"Notice on Issuing Answers for Frequently Asked Questions on Human Genetic Resource Administration"(the "Updated FAQs"), which summarized and responded to questions that are constantly raised among the relevant industry (the "Industry"). This newly-drafted FAQs is seen to boost the public's understanding on new administrative regulations such as theImplementation Rules on the Administrative Regulations on Human Genetic Resources(the "Implementation Rules") and certain guidelines thereto, thus to benefit the Industry with more guidance in their applying, filing and reporting activities, (for our interpretation of theImplementation Rulesand the corresponding guidelines, please refer to:Highlights on HGR Regulation Implementation RulesandKey Takeaways of the New HGR Guidelines).


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