The industry as a whole has an opportunity to build on the initial self-regulation model that has been employed by several pioneering gene synthesis companies.
For Chinese authorities struggling with the rapid spread of a disease that’s threatening to devastate the world’s largest pig industry, Russia’s No. 1 pork producer has the answer -- get bigger and cleaner or get out.
The claims from He Jiankui that he has used gene editing to produce twin girls demand action. A new registry of research is a good start.
As our countries become more intertwined, the cultural differences are harder to ignore.
Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries reported a third farm outbreak of classical swine fever, but not at a private farm - but at the Gifu prefectural livestock research institute where a high level of biosecurity would normally be expected.
After the drill, all localities nationwide were asked to draw up plans and carry out similar drills to prepare.
Scientists say there's no certain way to stop someone intent on monkeying with DNA, no matter what laws or standards are in place.
The dual-use nature of emerging biotechnology necessitates biosecurity measures in industry, particularly for the gene synthesis sector which produces DNA sequences to order.
Creating interactive facilities that promote public engagement and understanding while adhering to biosafety regulations requires a two-way conversation.
The genome editing of germ cells or early embryos is still in the stage of basic research, and its safety and validity need to be fully evaluated.