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July 10th, 2019

A series of genome editing related research work in Africa has triggered the need for the continent to develop a dedicated policy for new and precision breeding techniques, especially for genome editing.

According to experts who are already doing gene editing research, National Biosafety Authorities in the continent need to develop regulations on the innovation with speed. They say that whereas the adoption of the emerging new plant breeding innovations, is the way to go, Africa needs to take the lead to ensure that adequate guidelines are in place to streamline decision making processes. Read more…