Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2019. Vol. 64. No. 5. P. 69–70

DOI: 10.12737/1024-6177-2019-64-5-69-70

P.A. Kalinichenko, D.V. Ponomareva

Ethical and Legal Aspects of Regulating Genomic Research in International and Russian Practice

O.E. Kutafin Moscow State University of Law, Moscow, Russia. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

P.A. Kalinichenko – Professor of Dep., Dr. Sci. Law, Prof.;
D.V. Ponomareva – Lecturer, PhD Law


Despite the UN efforts at the universal level, there are no legally binding instruments at this level devoted exclusively to biomedicine and genomic research. However, an experience in the field of protection against radiation exposure could be useful in this regard.

The active development of Biomedicine and genomic research has led to conflicts between ethics and law, which have been the subject of consideration in the higher courts, including at the supranational structures level, in particular, the Council of Europe and the European Court of human rights. Nevertheless, it should be noted that despite all the laws imperfections, Russia is building its approach within the existing system of international standards that allow for the national uniqueness of the regulation in the relevant sphere.

Key words: genomic research, DNA, Council of Europe, Russia, ECHR, international standards, radiation safety, judicial practice, medicine


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For citation: Kalinichenko PA, Ponomareva DV. Ethical and Legal Aspects of Regulating Genomic Research in International and Russian Practice. Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2019;64(5):69-70. (in Russian).

DOI: 10.12737/1024-6177-2019-64-5-69-70

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