Japan: Japan Holds Second Meeting to Discuss Genome Editing Technology

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On August 20, 2018, Japan’s Ministry of Environment (MOE) held its second technical meeting to discuss the handling of genome editing technology under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. The MOE members of the “Expert Meeting of Genome Editing Techniques” agreed that as long as a product does not contain nucleic acids from a foreign source, it should not be regulated under the existing genetic engineering regulations in Japan. The MOE plans to have an “Advisory Panel on GMOs” meeting in the near-term which will include legal experts to discuss the acceptability of the conclusion from this technical committee meeting.

Japan: Japan Holds Second Meeting to Discuss Genome Editing Technology

 

 

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