AcumenIST regulatory Approaches

Regulatory Approaches to Genome Editing in Agriculture

The organisers of the ‘OECD Conference on Genome Editing: Applications in Agriculture ‚Äď Implications for Health, Environment and Regulation’ published ‘An overview of regulatory approaches to genome editing in agriculture’. The article summarises the OECD Conference session on ‚ÄėRegulatory Aspects of Genome Editing‚Äô,  during which government representatives from six different Read more…

Meeting Report and full Proceedings of the OECD Conference on Genome Editing

The long-awaited ‘Meeting Report of the OECD Conference on ‚ÄúGenome Editing: Applications in Agriculture‚ÄĒImplications for Health, Environment and Regulation‚ÄĚ’ of the seminal OECD Conference, held on the 28. – 29. June 2018 has now been published (Transgenic Research, August 2019,¬†Volume 28,¬†Issue¬†3‚Äď4,¬†pp 419‚Äď463; DOI: The Conference brought together policy makers, Read more…

Policy Considerations Regarding Genome Editing

‘Policy Considerations Regarding Genome Editing’ (DOI: have now been published in the latest ‘online now’-edition of Trends in Biotechnology.¬†Summarising the policy discussions during the seminal¬†OECD Conference, held on the 28. ‚Äď 29. June 2018, this scientific article highlights the manifold arguments for and against more stringent regulations of genome Read more…

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Genome Editing – Opportunities & Challenges

Gene editing techniques are a major advance that could have major benefits across the domains of human health, sustainability and the economy that go beyond incremental advances of past biotechnologies. There are, however, significant policy challenges at the national and international level related to the governance of gene editing. These issues were addressed at a Workshop held in Ottawa, Canada, on September 29-30, 2016.

Nanotechnology in the Next Production Revolution

This OECD landmark publication examines the opportunities and challenges, for business and government, associated with technologies bringing about the ‚Äúnext production revolution‚ÄĚ.
Within the variety of influential technologies analysed in the report, Dr Steffi Friedrichs explores the role that nanotechnologies will play: in a Chapter entitled “Tapping nanotechnology‚Äôs potential to shape the next production revolution”, she explains that “[n]anotechnology has the potential to enable further innovations and establish new market sectors in the near future.”