Science - May 16, 2019

Join the Resource debate! Is CRISPR-Cas safe?

Dutch Spinoza laureate John van der Oost wants to continue discussions regarding GMOs. Is the CRISPR-Cas method that he developed safer than traditional breeding methods, or should it be controlled through strict GMO policy?

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Van der Oost will discuss this issue with Jan Willem Erisman, director of the Louis Bolk Institute, who is against the use of CRISPR-Cas in ecological agriculture, and with Michelle Habets of the Rathenau Institute, who advocates a ‘third way’ to judge the safety of CRISPR-Cas products.

Date: Monday 20 May, 15:30
Moderator: Ernst van den Ende, director of the Plant Sciences Group
Location: Impulse, Wageningen Campus B


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