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Regulatory uncertainty over genome editing

Genome editing opens up opportunities for the precise and rapid alteration of crops to boost yields, protect against pests and diseases and enhance nutrient content. The extent to which applied plant research and crop breeding benefit will depend on how the EU decides to regulate this fledgling technology.

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Jones, H. Regulatory uncertainty over genome editing. Nature Plants 1, 14011 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nplants.2014.11

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