The future of genome editing innovations in the EU

Stuart J. Smyth*, Justus Wesseler

*Corresponding author for this work

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The European Commission (EC) recommends that policy within the EU should consider how to make the regulation of new genomic techniques ‘more resilient, future-proof and uniformly applied’ than is presently the case. In this article, we explore what this might mean for the EU and what solutions might exist.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Issue number1
Early online date1 Sept 2021
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • biotechnology
  • European Food Safety Authority
  • genome editing
  • regulations
  • regulatory barriers

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