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Taking advantage of the benefits of plant breeding

19:00 EST 3 Dec 2019 | AAAS

(Leopoldina) In July 2018, the European Court of Justice ruled that the legal regulations for genetically modified organisms apply to all organisms which have been altered using genome editing methods such as CRISPR-Cas. This makes it difficult to study, develop and cultivate improved crops for productive, climate-adapted and more sustainable agriculture. In a public statement, the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities, and the German Research Foundation raise awareness of this issue.

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