Future Biotechnology Products and Opportunities to Enhance Capabilities of the Biotechnology Regulatory System
A committee of experts will identify the kinds of products that may be produced with biotechnology in the next 10 years and provide advice on the scientific capabilities, tools, and expertise that may be necessary to regulate those forthcoming products. The committee will publish its recommendations in late 2016
Human Gene Editing: Scientific, Medical, and Ethical Considerations
A comprehensive study of the scientific underpinnings of human gene-editing technologies, their potential use in biomedical research and medicine — including human germline editing — and the clinical, ethical, legal, and social implications of their use. The committee will publish its recommendations in late 2016
Gene Editing to Modify Animal Genomes for Research Scientific and Ethical Considerations: A Workshop of the Roundtable on Science and Welfare in Laboratory Animal Use
On December 7-8, 2015 an expert workshop was held to explore challenges facing the use of animals in scientific research stemming from the widespread use of gene editing technologies, such as CRISPR/Cas9, TALENS and “zinc fingers.” A workshop summary will be published in summer 2016.
Related Reports and Workshop Summaries
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have produced many reports and workshop summaries about genetic engineering and related topics, which can be downloaded for free at the links below.
Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects
An expert committee examined the history of the development and introduction of genetically engineered crops, assess purported benefits and negative effects, review the scientific foundation of current environmental and food safety assessments, and explore new developments in science and technology and the future opportunities and challenges of those technologies.
International Summit on Human Gene Editing: A Global Discussion
December 1-3, 2015 global experts discussed the scientific, ethical, and governance issues associated with human gene-editing research.
Mitochondrial Replacement Techniques: Ethical, Social, and Policy Considerations
An expert committee conducted a study to inform the US Food and Drug Administration in consideration of review of applications in the area of genetic modification of eggs and zygotes for the prevention of mitochondrial disease