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Photo: Gesine Born | Die Debatte

Photo: Gesine Born | Die Debatte

Photo: Gesine Born | Die Debatte

Gene editing: On the way to the super plant?

The Debate

Gene editing: On the way to the super plant?

The Debate

Date:

November 01, 2017, 7 p.m.

Venue:

Schloss Herrenhausen Hannover
Herrenhäuser Str. 5
30419 Hannover

Admission is free. Registration is not required.

The event will be livestreamed at www.die-debatte.org
with background information, videos and interviews


Debate on Green Genetic Engineering
More productive plants to combat the hunger in the world? Plants that protect themselves against insects? Robust plant types that defy climate change? Genetic engineering promises to make all of this possible. Thanks to the discovery of genetic “scissors” like CRISPR/Cas9, plant breeding is currently experiencing a revolution, for the method is fast, precise, and significantly less expensive than previous methods. But how exactly do genetic scissors work? What new plant types can be cultivated through genome editing? And are the new breeding methods really suited to making more precise interventions? Do we need new regulations to minimize the risks to our health and the environment?

Live-Debate with:
Jens Boch, Institute of Plant Genetics, Leibniz University Hannover
Thomas Rippel, Biofarmer, Switzerland
Sarah Bechtold, Institut Technik-Theologie-Naturwissenschaften, München

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