• 7/23/2019
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SFB 924 members support open statement on genome editing

Sustainable agriculture through genome editing

Plant scientists of the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 924 “Molecular mechanisms regulating yield and yield stability in plants” urge for the revision of the EU regulations permitting a more precise and faster adaptation of crop plants to climate change using genome editing.

Tomato plants growing in a climate chamber. Andreas Heddergott / TUM
Tomato plants growing in a climate chamber at the Chair of Systems Biology. Prof. Claus Schwechheimer is the speaker of the collaborativee research center SFB 924.

The researchers thereby support an open statement, signed by scientists from over 120 scientific institutes, asking to facilitate the use of genome editing for sustainable agriculture and food production.

On July 25 of the past year, the European Court of Justice had put the use of genome editing under strict regulations.

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