NEW BREEDING TECHNIQUES: the debate on reviewing the law goes on

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The month of May 2021 followed the publication of the Commission’s study on the legislative context of New Genomic Techniques that opened to the possibility of reviewing the legal framework at the European level. The debate on the matter was fostered by many initiatives (among others, Farm Europe organized a webinar on the subject), and discussed by the European Parliament and the Council. Both institutions, on a general level, welcomed the results of the study.

From the scientific point of view, Harvard researchers published a study explaining the functioning of a new method of genome-editing called “Retrons Library Recombineering” that could overcome the downturns of the more known CRISPR technique.

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