Genome editing and farmed animal breeding: social and ethical issues


Published 01/12/2021

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The working group’s terms of reference are:

  • to identify and examine ethical questions relating to the impact of genome editing technologies on the production, use and welfare of animals for direct human consumption (or for the production of goods for human consumption)
  • to review relevant institutional, national and international policies and provisions, and to assess their suitability in the light of the ethical questions examined
  • to report on these matters and to make recommendations relating to policy and practice