CRISPR Gene Editing Can Cause Hundreds of Unintended Mutations

Originally published by the Columbia University Medical Center. See the full article here.   New York, NY—As CRISPR-Cas9 starts to move into clinical trials, a new study published in Nature Methods has found that the gene-editing technology can introduce hundreds… Read More

Gene Drives: The Scientific Case for a Complete and Perpetual Ban

Several of the new technologies mentioned in this report are being used in the genetic engineering of trees such as the American chestnut. This article from Independent Science News gives a thorough explanation of the potential dangers and… Read More

CRISPR, Gene-editing and Mutation Breeding: Questions and Answers

For a detailed list of critiques, articles and reports addressing the potential dangers and risks of these emerging GE technologies, please click here Via Greenpeace Q: What is gene-editing? A: Gene-editing covers a range of new laboratory techniques… Read More

Will We Soon Have Genetically Engineered Forests?

Originally published by Testbiotech: In China, the US and Sweden, new methods of genetic engineering such as CRISPR are being used on forest trees. The first field trials are planned to take place in Sweden with genetically engineered poplars… Read More

Do Researchers Have Their Heads in the Sand About Safety of Gene Editing?

Note: Will these dangerous new gene editing techniques be the next frontier for genetically engineered trees? Sharon Begley at StatNews.com reported on an American Society of Hematology’s workshop on genome-editing held last week in Washington, where researchers met to discuss… Read More

Gene-edited Crops in the USA Slipping Through the Regulatory Net

The Third World Network is referencing a loophole in the USDA which has allowed numerous GE crops to go unregulated. In January of 2015 it was uncovered that the USDA allowed ArborGen’s GE loblolly Pine to go completely… Read More

We’re Not Ready for the Next Wave of Genetic Engineering

By Amanda Starbuck, Food & Water Watch Mini pet pigs. Non-browning apples. Engineered mosquitoes. These are just a few products in the pipeline of biotechnology companies. As the cliché goes: when you have a hammer, everything looks like… Read More