Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

Regulate genome-edited products, not genome editing itself

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution

Relevant articles

Open Access articles citing this article.

Access options

Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

$32.00

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. Carlson, D.F. et al. Nat. Biotechnol. 34, 479–481 (2016).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  2. Medugorac, I. et al. PLoS One 7, e39477 (2012).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  3. Wiedemar, N. et al. PLoS One 9, e93435 (2014).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  4. Rothammer, S. et al. Genet. Sel. Evol. 46, 44 (2014).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  5. Carroll, D. Annu. Rev. Biochem. 83, 409–439 (2014).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  6. Kim, H. & Kim, J.S. Nat. Rev. Genet. 15, 321–334 (2014).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  7. Doudna, J.A. & Charpentier, E. Science 346, 1258096 (2014).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  8. Tan, W. et al. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 110, 16526–16531 (2013).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  9. Palmgren, M.G. et al. Trends Plant Sci. 20, 155–164 (2015).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  10. Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Fed. Regist. 51, 23301 (1986).

  11. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Guidance for Industry (187): Regulation of genetically engineered animals containing heritable recombinant DNA constructs http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AnimalVeterinary/GuidanceComplianceEnforcement/GuidanceforIndustry/UCM113903.pdf (2009).

  12. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Genetically engineered animals general Q&A. http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/DevelopmentApprovalProcess/GeneticEngineering/GeneticallyEngineeredAnimals/ucm113605.htm (2015).

  13. Daetwyler, H.D. et al. Nat. Genet. 46, 858–865 (2014).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  14. Tebas, P. et al. N. Engl. J. Med. 370, 901–910 (2014).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  15. Ledford, H. Nature 527, 417–418 (2015).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  16. Van Eenennaam, A.L. & Muir, W.M. Nat. Biotechnol. 29, 706–710 (2011).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  17. Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Fed. Regist. 57, 6753 (1992).

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Dana Carroll.

Ethics declarations

Competing interests

D.C. and J.F.T. are on the Scientific Advisory Board of Recombinetics, Inc., which has undertaken the molecular introgression of the Pc allele described here. A.L.V.E. is a co-Project Director on a USDA grant (2015-67015-23316 “Improvement of dairy cattle well-being by genetic dehorning”) to achieve this goal. D.F.V. is a founder of Calyxt, which applies genome editing to plants. J.S. declares no competing interests.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Carroll, D., Van Eenennaam, A., Taylor, J. et al. Regulate genome-edited products, not genome editing itself. Nat Biotechnol 34, 477–479 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nbt.3566

Download citation

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/nbt.3566

This article is cited by

Search

Quick links

Nature Briefing

Sign up for the Nature Briefing newsletter — what matters in science, free to your inbox daily.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing