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Genome Editing in Agriculture: Potential Opportunities & Way Forward in Bangladesh
In recent years, genome editing has emerged as a novel tool for crop improvement, as it enables both precise and efficient modification of a plant’s genome. The Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2020 was awarded to inventors of the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology, i.e., Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier from France and Dr. Jennifer Doudna from the USA. CRISPR/Cas9 and other genome editing techniques are currently being used extensively all over the world to incorporate desirable traits in different crops, including cereals, pulses, oilseeds, fruits, and vegetables. In some countries, such products have been approved for commercial cultivation. Translating these research initiatives into products requires enabling policies. Organized by the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences, South Asia Biosafety Program, Agriculture & Food Systems Institute, and Biotech Consortium India Limited, this webinar is a knowledge-sharing initiative focused on developments in gene editing and the need for enabling policies in Bangladesh, so as to make use of this new technology in order to meet the urgent need for improved crops.

To view the full agenda and list of speakers, visit: https://foodsystems.org/event/ge-ag-bangladesh-2021/

Oct 4, 2021 03:30 PM in Astana, Dhaka

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