Synthetic Biology, Genome Editing and Gene Drives

Over the past 25 years, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has established a system of global oversight for living (a.k.a. genetically) modified organisms (LMOs) based on the principles of precaution, fairness (equitable sharing of benefits) and prior informed consent. COP 14 and COP-MOP 9 will be key to upholding those principles and ensuring they are extended to the governance of next-generation genetic engineering technologies: i.e., synthetic biology, which increasingly encompasses genome editing and gene drive technologies. […]

Calls for Precaution on “Gene Drives” at Biodiversity Meeting

 Calls for precaution on "gene drives" at Biodiversity meeting

July 18th, 2018 | Category: Global Agreements and Fora

Reboot on GMO Risk Assessment Work Under Biosafety Protocol

Military Revealed as Top Funder of Gene Drives; Gates Foundation Paid $1.6 million to Influence UN on Gene Drives

Plant Treaty to Address Genetic Sequence Information

Sequence Information: A Pressing Concern for the Seed Treaty

Biosafety Protocol Stalled on Risk Assessment

Report of Scientific Conference Taking Stock – 20 years of GM crops – 40 years of ‘genetic engineering’

Four Steps Forward, One Leap Back on Global Governance of Synthetic Biology

Biodiversity Convention Adopts Plan for Benefit Sharing for Genetic Sequences