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Genome Editing

Published Wednesday, November 23, 2016

This POSTnote covers current and future uses of genome editing, how it is regulated and the potential concerns it raises.

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Genome editing techniques enable the targeted modification of DNA sequences within living cells. They have potential uses in biomedical research, human therapy, agriculture and to help control vector-borne diseases. This POSTnote covers current and future uses of genome editing, how it is regulated and the potential concerns that it raises.

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Authors: Peter Border; Marcus Dawson

Topics: Agriculture, Animals, Fisheries, Food, Intellectual property, Medical ethics, Medicine, Research and innovation, Science

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