The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced an April 25, 2019, public webinar about “genome editing in animals, an innovative and rapidly evolving technology that offers significant public health benefits.” The webinar will focus on “current scientific evidence, promising uses of this technology in animals, and the potential risks.” FDA intends the webinar to help “those using genome editing to develop animals with genomic alterations,” but registration is open to the public.

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