Norway

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Key organization National Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics
Policy hESC research using IVF embryos or aborted foetuses is allowed. Cloning is prohibited.
Legislation Revised Act Relating to the Application of Biotechnology in Human Medicine (June 15, 2007) Regarding Changes in the Act Related to Stem Cell Research and Pre-implantation Diagnostics (2007) Norwegian Law on the Human-Medical Use of Biotechnology, Chapter 3
Legislation Link http://www.helsedirektoratet.no/kvalitet-planlegging/bio-genteknologi/Sider/default.aspx
Embryonic stem cell research policy It is prohibited to carry out research on fertilised eggs, human embryos and cell lines derived from fertilised eggs or human embryos.
Research with embryo It is prohibited to carry out research onfertilised eggs, human embryos and cell lines derived from fertilised eggs or human embryos.
Embryo donation and cryopreservation Embryos may not be stored for more than five years, and shall then be destroyed.
Somatic cell nuclear transfer SCNT is forbidden.
Genetic modification or selection Act Relating to the Application of Biotechnology in Human Medicine, Etc. (December 5, 2003, No. 100):
Privacy and data protection Personal Data Act No. 31 (2000): http://lovdata.no/dokument/NL/lov/2000-04-14-31

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