Gene Editing and State Laws
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Hey Jim! How are you doing? It's been awhile.
I've been doing well, Sandra, and you?
I've been great, but something's been troubling me. Does New Hampshire have any laws regarding gene editing?
Actually, New Hampshire doesn't have any laws regarding that subject. Therefore no one's rights are being protected or infringed upon.
Do any states in the northeastern United States have laws regarding gene editing?
There is one state that does. It's Massachusetts.
The law protects a person's right to genetic therapy to treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and states that the treatment must not have a "greater deductible, coinsurance, copayments or out-of-pocket limits."
What does the law say? What does it protect?
Are there any states that have that do not support gene editing or stem cell research or therapy?
Yes, South Carolina has one.
The law states that healthcare providers have "the right… to decline to… provide… health care services...that violate their consciences includ[ing],... human embryonic stem cell research."
Oh really? What does the law say?
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