Genome Editing

Position Paper of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen

2016 | 6 pagina's | gratis

A broad international discussion is needed on genome editing. The main question is not whether we should use genome editing but in what way and for what purposes. Existing regulations governing genetically modified organisms must also be re-evaluated because their relevance to genome editing is by no means clear.

These are the observations of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in this position paper on the scientific, ethical and societal aspects of genome editing.

Also available in Dutch: Genome Editing, visiedocument KNAW.