The Horizon Scanning Biotechnology project is part of our project genetic engineering and environment (Fachstelle Gentechnik und Umwelt, FGU), focussing primarily on researching new scientific publications in relevant fields of biotechnology.
Horizon scanning in the field of new biotechnology is designed to systemically identify early signs of potential risk and opportunity – and thus contribute to discourse on a national, European and international level. Horizon scanning serves in particular to identify and assess risks to people, the environment and nature. At the same time, it prioritises the application of the precautionary principle and the respective protection goals.
Findings from the FGU → horizon scanning process are available to the public as short summaries of selected publications.
We also prepare and submit our own → publications to scientific journals.