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FAO gene editing paper

FAO has just published an Issue Paper entitled “Gene editing and agrifood systems”. Developed by a team of authors with oversight from the Office of the Chief Scientist, this 86-page document is organized in the following six chapters: introduction; advances in plant and animal breeding; gene editing - potential hazards, benefits and impacts on the environment and society; governance and regulation; roles of the private and public sectors and transformative partnerships; and the way forward. The foreword is written by Jennifer Doudna, a joint winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2020 for her work on gene editing. See or contact [email protected] for more information.