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How the EU's Stance on Gene Editing May Evolve

Jan 29, 2018 | 18:21 GMT
A laboratory engineer controls the quality of a preparation at a biotechnology company in southwestern France in 2016.

Countries around the world are working to decide how to regulate efficient, cheap methods of gene editing such as the CRISPR technique. 

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In terms of setting the guidelines for contemporary genetics, modern laws can sometimes seem as antiquated as the Magna Carta. In 2001, the European Union adopted key policies that govern the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in agriculture -- but that was more than a decade before the CRISPR...

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