Use of Targeted Genome Editing

“CGIAR can play a role both in the development of crops and in the regulation because if we don’t have regulation approval, then this technology is going nowhere.”

In this video interview, Jennifer Thomson , Emeritus Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Cape Town and ISPC member, highlights the potential of targeted genome editing to accelerate CGIAR objectives but also explains the need for work on regulation regarding new breeding technologies to ensure access/benefits to poor/public sector.