Genome editing in agriculture: engaging in policy, legal and institutional issues

Genome editing tools allow direct modification of plant genomes more quickly, cheaply and accurately than ever before. It is a technological revolution with long term implications. The tools are changing the practices of using and exchanging biological material in plant science including the way plant breeding is conducted. The emergence of such a technology raises a series of social, institutional, legal and policy issues.

Whether you are a biologist or a geneticist, a lawyer or a social scientist, this thematic school will help you better grasp the various societal dimensions of genome editing:

  •  What are regulatory considerations for products derived from these techniques?
  •  What are the practical impacts on legal constructs such as intellectual property, access and benefit sharing?
  •  What are the implications of gene drives on sustainable agriculture?

This international thematic school will create learning opportunities for complex issues that require enhanced interactions between plant scientists and social scientists.

Next session : 23-25 May 2018.

See: programme leaflet and application form

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