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Web Date: January 9, 2017

White House attempts to clarify, but not change, genetic engineering regulations

First update in decades draws both praise and scorn, but is mostly marked as a missed opportunity
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: regulation, biotechnology, agriculture, Coordinated Framework, USDA, FDA, EPA, OSTP, White House, gene-editing, genetic engineering

The Obama Administration’s update of a decades-old policy for reviewing U.S. biotechnology products, including genetically modified foods, is perhaps most notable for what it leaves out: a call for new regulations or mention of new gene-editing technologies such as CRISPR.

Released last week, the revision for the first time sets down in a single document the roles and responsibilities of the three agencies involved in regulating products of biotechnology, says Robbie . . .

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