New Genomic Techniques: the UK moves forward

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During the Queen’s speech in the UK, a definitive opening towards gene-edited was assured by the government and the Queen herself. At the same time, Argentina allows the commercialization of trans-genic wheat, and Egypt starts the firs harvest of a salinity-resistant wheat.

In the EU, the Commission opened for public consultation on the legislative initiative to regulate the outcomes of new genetic techniques. The consultation runs until July 22. The debate on NGTs sees German ONG gathering signatures for a petition to stop “deregulat[ion of] new genomic techniques”, supported by MEP Häusling.

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