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Using CRISPR-Cas9 on cassava in Australia leads to the spread of mutated viruses

13 May 2019

To make cassava plants resistant to ‘mosaic virus’, which can cause almost total loss of these plants in an epidemic, Australian researchers tried to "...

European Court of Justice - GMO legislation to prevail over new gene-editing techniques

05 October 2018

On 25 July 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled on the status of new gene-editing techniques in living organisms. It estimated that plants "...

Burkina Faso set for the release of genetically modified mosquitoes?

23 July 2018

In Burkina Faso, the National Agency of Biosafety (NAB) is set to authorise the release of genetically modified mosquitoes in the coming weeks. Since 2012, the...

The Netherlands Antilles: 15 million genetically modified mosquitoes soon to be released

21 August 2017

On 6 July in the Netherlands, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment was authorised to release 15 million transgenic mosquitoes. They...

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