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July 16th, 2019

From The Standard, Kenya

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.

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 whereas the adoption of the emerging new plant breeding innovations is the way to go, Africa needs to take the lead to ensure adequate guidelines are put in place to streamline decision-making processes. Read more …