HHU Team published a letter in New Phytologist named: "An increasing number of countries regulate genome editing in crops". Genome editing provides the means for targeted DNA changes in precise locations in a plant genome. Large parts of the world have already introduced regulations or guidelines for crops that were subjected to genome editing. Since the publication of Schmidt et al., many more countries have introduced guidelines that enable the use of such edited lines in agriculture in a similar way as conventionally bred lines, provided they do not contain a transgene. In this letter the authors summarize the recent developments across the planet.