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SDS may be controversial, DNA-field trials on corn to continue

Science The VIB, the Flemish Institute for Biotechnology, a series of field trials on corn continue. The federal government has given the green light for the ex

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SDS may be controversial, DNA-field trials on corn to continue
Science The VIB, the Flemish Institute for Biotechnology, a series of field trials on corn continue. The federal government has given the green light for the experiments after the European Court of Justice the trials in July 2018 had shut down. There was a licence is required for the CRISPR-technique, in which the DNA of the plants is cut.

The federal government has delivered today the authorization for the experiments in 2017 had already been started, can be continued. Dirk Inzé, scientific director of the VIB-UGent-centre for Plant systems biology, is pleased with the decision but understands the additional licensing requirement. "There is a global consensus that CRISPR-mutants are at least as safe as the traditional mutants.” the

The European Court of justice ruled that adjustments are made with using CRISPR is no exception to the provisions of the GMO legislation.

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