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Letter in New Phytologist

HHU Team published a letter in New Phytologist: "An increasing number of countries regulate genome editing in crops"


Current state of genome editing legislation (June 2022). GMO, genetically modified organism; SDN, site-directed nuclease. The illustration is simplifiedanddoesnotnecessarilyrepresentallcountries

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.

More information can be found in the original article:

Buchholzer, M. and Frommer, W.B. (2023), An increasing number of countries regulate genome editing in crops. New Phytol, 237: 12-15. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.18333

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