The new techniques in gene editing have made rapid, precise genetic changes possible in animals. Some of the greatest benefits are genetic resistance to disease, generation of less waste, and more rapid growth on the farm. The world has adopted these new techniques and devised sensible and appropriate mechanisms of regulatory oversight. However, in the USA regulation of genetically-engineered animals is cumbersome, and arrests solutions from reaching the field. In short, a GE animal is regulated as a drug, whereas a GE plant is regulated as a GE plant. Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam sets out to correct this discrepancy. She points out the problems with burdensome regulation and how it will affect American scientists and ultimately the American farmer, rancher and economy. As a solution, she requests that you sign the petition below, as she will use your name and interest in changing the rules to bolster her efforts in supporting rigorous, thorough, yet reasonable regulation. Dr. Van Eenennaam on Twitter: @BioBeef HERE IS A LINK TO THE PETITION! PLEASE SIGN! # COLABRA Talking Biotech is brought to you by Colabra – an R&D platform that brings your lab’s world-changing research together in one shared space. Learn more at https://www.colabra.app/ # TALKING BIOTECH Twitter: https://twitter.com/talkingbiotech Website: https://www.colabra.app/podcasts/talking-biotech/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/colabrahq The Talking Biotech podcast is distinct from Dr. Kevin Folta's teaching and research roles at the University of Florida. The views expressed on the show are those of Dr. Folta and his guests, and do not reflect the opinions of the university or Colabra.
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