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‘Clarity’ needed on gene-editing plans, consultation concludes


Public dialogue on genome editing in farming raises concerns over lack of transparency

Greater transparency is needed on the impact of using gene-editing technologies in farming and the breeding of livestock, a public consultation exercise has concluded.

Genome editing, which involves the precise, targeted alteration of a DNA sequence in a living cell, is increasingly used in the agricultural sector, for example, to make crops resistant to disease.

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