Gene editing – new technology, old risks?
ITA (2016) Gene editing – new technology, old risks? ITA dossier no. 21en (May 2016; Authors: Helge Torgersen, Karen Kastenhofer).
-> Thanks to a new technology, genetic alterations of organisms are now simpler, more precise and quicker than before. -> Taboos such as human germ line intervention are up for discussion again as are the foundations of how genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are regulated. -> In the future, genetic engineering might become more ubiquitous, which could bear potential for conflict whilst the need to reach political decisions is becoming more urgent.
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