JP Gov to postpone the genomic analysis for Fukushima people for “ethical matter”


On 8/30/2012, Fukushima Diary reported “JP Gov will start genomic analysis for Fukushima people” [URL]

On 3/14/2013, Japanese government decided to postpone this genomic test for Fukushima people.
They were to take blood samples from 500 pairs of parents and children from next year.
They were supposed to analyze the genomic mutation due to the low dose exposure for 3 generations.
They state they need to take more time to consider the “ethical aspect” and the implementing way of the test.




Français :

Le gouvernement nippon repousse l’analyse du génome des gens de Fukushima “pour raison éthique”


Le 30 août 2012, le Fukushima Diary rapportait Le gouvernement japonais va lancer une analyse du génome des gens de Fukushima

Le 14 mars 2013, le gouvernement japonais a décidé de repousser ces examens du génome des gens de Fukushima.
Ils devaient prendre 500 échantillons sanguins de couples de parents et enfants à partir de l’an prochain.
Ils étaient supposés en analyser les mutations du génome induites par une exposition à de faibles doses sur 3 générations.
Ils affirment avoir besoin de plus de temps pour examiner “l’aspect éthique” et la façon d’implémenter les examens.

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