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Genome Editing: Scientific opportunities, public interests, and policy options in the EU

A new report by the European Academies' Science Advisory Council on genome editing gives advice to European policy-makers on groundbreaking research involving genome editing and plants, animals, microbes and patients.

In this report, "Genome Editing: Scientific opportunities, public interests, and policy options in the EU", EASAC emphasises that policy-makers must ensure that the regulation of applications is evidence-based, takes into account likely benefits as well as hypothetical risks, and is proportionate and sufficiently flexible to cope with future advances in the science.

This report was publicly launched in Brussels on 4 May 2017.

A corresponding article was launched in the journal ELife.

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