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Royal Society Te Apārangi launches information on the legal and regulatory implications of gene editing

13 August 2019 Royal Society Te Apārangi

The Royal Society Te Apārangi has today published a paper on the legal and regulatory implications of gene editing.

The expert panel set up by Royal Society Te Apārangi to consider the implications of new gene-technologies in healthcare, pest control and the primary industries, has concluded there is a need to move on from a black and white view of “GM or not GM” to a more nuanced view that recognises a wide range of applications of the technology, some of which may be more acceptable to New Zealand communities than others.

Revised scenario summary and technical documents, and the paper on the legal and regulatory framework, are available to view at