Japan tries to catch up on US genetics

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 02 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1452

Responding to criticism that Japan has fallen far behind the US in research into gene therapy, Tokyo's Ministry of Health and Welfare issued guidelines this month for companies hoping to manufacture and test possible genetic cures. The new guidelines, prepared by a panel of scientists appointed by the government, closely resemble those already published by the US Food and Drug Administration.

The document explains how firms can …

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