Clarifying the regulation of genome editing in Australia: situation for food

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    The FSANZ review is independent from other reviews in Australia also considering the emergence of new technologies such as genome editing. These other reviews are focussed on elements of the Gene Technology Scheme—the Technical Review of the Gene Technology Regulations, available from and the Third Review of the National Gene Technology Scheme, available from (see also Thygesen 2018 in this volume).

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Kelly, L. Clarifying the regulation of genome editing in Australia: situation for food. Transgenic Res 28, 161–164 (2019).

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