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Towards responsible communication of agricultural biotechnology research for the common good

Lack of critical assessment and responsible reporting of proof-of-concept agricultural biotechnologies such as CRISPR–Cas can delay innovation, jeopardize public trust and waste resources, especially in the Global South. In this commentary, we propose solutions to facilitate a more responsible innovation pipeline and to realize the potential of biotechnology in agriculture.

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D.M. and H.V would like to thank their collaborators in the Global South for fruitful discussions and debates. H.V. also acknowledges support from FNRS (grants F.4515.17 and J.0187.21) and LEAP-Agri (grant 288).

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Mehta, D., Vanderschuren, H. Towards responsible communication of agricultural biotechnology research for the common good. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol 22, 301–302 (2021).

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