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Source: Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland BUND genetic engineering expert Daniela Wannemacher (Simone Neumann) “CRISPR / Cas enables extensive manipulations of the genome, as today’s Nobel Prize shows once again. It is all the more important that the precautionary principle and a responsible use of the powerful technology are ensured with regard to the applications. Accordingly, in 2018 the ECJ demanded that procedures such as CRISPR / Cas remain subject to European genetic engineering law. Therefore: Without a risk assessment, approval and labeling according to the EU genetic engineering release directive, no CRISPR plants are allowed on the field and no CRISPR animals are allowed in the stables. And there must be no release of new applications such as gene drives, which have the potential to seriously disrupt entire ecosystems. ”More information on genetic engineering Contact: Daniela Wannemacher, BUND expert for agro-genetic engineering, Tel. (030) 2 75 86-567 , Mobile: 0 15 90/1 34 02 27, daniela.wannemacher (at) bund.net and BUND press office (Sigrid Wolff / Daniel Jahn / Judith Freund / Heye Jensen), Tel. (030) 2 75 86-425 / -531 / -497 / -464, presse (at) bund.netOverview

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