Genome editing issues in agriculture

Genome editing tools allow to modify directly plant genomes in a faster, cheaper and more accurate way than ever. And this trend is going on… These tools have already impacted the social practice of using and exchanging biological material in plant science. They will certainly radically modify the way plant breeding is conducted, too. The emergence of such a technology comes with 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 should help you better grasp the various societal dimensions of this technological revolution:

  • What regulatory considerations for products derived from these techniques?
  • What impacts on intellectual property, access and benefit sharing practices?
  • What implications of gene drives on agriculture?

This international thematic school is designed as a moment for enhanced interactions between plant scientists and social scientists on genome editing related issues. 

Next session : 23-25 May 2018. More information to come soon...

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