In 2019, the scope of the South African Genetically Modified Organisms Act 15 of 1997 (‘GMO Act’), as amended by Genetically Modified Organisms Act, 2006 (Act No. 23 of 2006), in relation to new breeding techniques or “NBTs” was explored and recommendations were made. NBTs include many now popular, and commonly used tools for genome editing, including clustered regularly- interspersed short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) and the like.
In this presentation Dr Groenewald will talk through the present requirements and some of the current discussions relating to this legislation.
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