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The ISTT responds to the ECJ Ruling that CRISPR/Cas9 should be regulated as GMO

Published Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Board of Directors of the International Society for Transgenic Technology (ISTT) has the following comment on the ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), which requires any that genome-edited organism shall be treated as GMO within the meaning of the European GMO Directive.

The ISTT, a scientific society representing the largest group of experts in the field of genome modification in animals, is surprised and disappointed that the court decided to focus on the method and not the product of genome editing and thus did not follow the recommendation of the court's Advocate General.

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CRISPR Gene Editing of Human Embryos

Published Friday, August 4, 2017

In a collaborative effort of USA, South Korean and Chinese laboratories, the authors describe the correction of a mutation in the MYBPC3 gene associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, through gene-editing, using CRISPR tools. (Nature article detailing results).

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