[Editor’s note: The following is a Q&A with Urs Niggli, director of the Research Institute for Organic Agriculture in Germany. It has been translated from German by Google.]
New techniques are currently revolutionizing genetic research. They allow extremely precise changes to the genome…. This so-called genetic surgery changes the debate about the risks and chances of interventions in the genome.
Mr. Niggli is currently discussing a new form of “Green Genetic Engineering” …. The so-called CRISPR/Cas method is the focus of the debate.
What could be achieved with this procedure?
I strongly advocate a case-by-case approach and am opposed to a general demonization of the new genetic engineering.
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