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Risk perception of genome editing: Reservations and a great demand for information

19:00 EST 13 Nov 2017 | AAAS

(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) For decades now, humans have been altering the genetic information of plants and animals in order to produce new varieties or strains. Some more recent molecular biological methods known under the generic term 'genome editing' enable targeted intervention into the genetic material. The CRISPR/Cas9 method, which could be used in agriculture and medicine, for example, promises to be particularly successful.

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