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FDA Public Webinar: Genome Editing in Animals

December 3, 2018

Genome Editing Research

On December 3, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), with participation from the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), will hold a public webinar about genome editing in animals.

Genome editing is an innovative and rapidly evolving technology that offers many promising benefits to both human and animal health, animal well-being, and food production. This webinar is an initial step in FDA’s public communication strategy to help innovators understand FDA regulation and show support for safe and responsible innovation that benefits public health.

The webinar will focus primarily on the current scientific evidence, promising uses of this technology in animals, and the potential risks. It will also provide information about CVM’s flexible, risk-based approach to the regulation of intentional genomic alterations to animals and address common misconceptions associated with the regulation of these products. A portion of the webinar will be dedicated to answering stakeholder-submitted questions.

Genome editing in plants for human and/or animal food will not be covered.

The webinar is open to the public, but advance registration is required to participate in the live-cast webinar.

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