Horizon Scanning

During the horizon scanning process, scientific publications are screened and evaluated to identify and analyze possible environmental effects of new technical developments and their applications in the field of genetic engineering/biotechnology considering the precautionary principle. The results of the horizon scanning are made available to the public in form of short summaries. It is an ongoing collection of current literature that does not claim to be complete and is continuously updated.
The current focus of the horizon scanning process can be found → here and a glossary with explanations of the most important terms can be found  here

A Real-Time Quantitative PCR Method Specific for Detection and Quantification of the First Commercialized Genome-Edited Plant.

The authors of this study succeeded in designing a specific PCR method to detect a Cibus rapeseed variety that carries a herbicide tolerance in its genome. An important prerequisite for the application of the method must be fulfilled: the changes in the respective gene location of the examined varieties must be known beforehand. First, the […]

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Effective identification of CRISPR/Cas9-induced and naturally occurred mutations in rice using a multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification-based method.

So far it has not yet been possible to clearly demonstrate whether a new change in the genome of plants has arisen through an application of genome editing or whether a naturally occurring mutation is present. This study by Biswas et al. 2020 describes a method to detect both CRISPR/Cas-induced and naturally occurring mutations. Changes […]

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