Biotech Updates

New ISAAA Infographic Shows Global Regulatory Landscape for Gene-Edited Crops

January 17, 2024

In the past decade, gene editing and other breakthroughs in molecular biology led to new techniques for easing genetic improvement. These techniques do not lead to different results from those that earlier techniques could obtain; they just allow to reach the same results easily, faster, and with increased knowledge/control of the outcome.

These techniques are now being discussed globally and many have asked questions about the regulation of gene editing. Will the regulations on GM products apply to gene-edited products? Several countries have established regulatory guidelines for new breeding innovations. These are summarized in ISAAA Brief 56, which was published in December 2021. A new infographic showing the regulatory landscape for gene-edited crops is now available, including updates on country guidelines and products developed using CRISPR and TALENs.

Download the infographics here.

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