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24 May 2019

Interdisciplinary symposium on gene drives: International scientists call for a critical public discourse


Today, 120 international representatives from science, politics, national authorities and civil society organisations will discuss the gene drive technology at an interdisciplinary symposium in Bern. At the same time, a new report on gene drives will be published and presented. The publishers of the report are three scientific organisations – Critical Scientists Switzerland (CSS), European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER) and the Association of German Scientists (FGS) – who want to initiate a critical discourse involving the public. more >


21 May 2019

International scientists urge precaution with gene drives: new study

Gene drives should be treated with the utmost precaution, international scientists conclude in a new and comprehensive study which will be published and presented on May 24 in Bern. The emerging technology is currently not fit for application due to important uncertainties at the scientific, technical and practical levels and due to serious limitations with their functioning, the study shows. More >


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