Forum for Genetic Research

Il Forum di ricerca genetica (Forum Genforschung) promuove una discussione neutrale e il più ampia possibile sulla tecnologia genetica e la trasmissione di informazioni concrete. Nello stesso tempo il forum ha la funzione di riconoscimento precoce riguardo a sviluppi nella ricerca genetica importanti per la società e favorisce attivamente il dialogo tra società, politica, amministrazione, economia e scienza.

The Forum is an interdisciplinary working group of the «Platform Science and Policy» of the Swiss Academy of Sciences.

Find out more about the Forum under “Portrait” and about our projects under “Topics”.


News from the Forum for Genetic Research


External news

> more news on genetic research and related topics

  • Notizie

Golden Rice
  • 01.07.2016
  • Forum for Genetic Research
  • Notizie

Laureates Letter Supporting Precision Agriculture (GMOs)

More than 100 Nobel laureates have signed a letter urging Greenpeace to end its opposition to genetically modified organisms.
La biotechnologie en Suisse: Entre risques et innovation
  • 24.06.2016
  • Forum for Genetic Research
  • Notizie

La biotechnologie en Suisse: Entre risques et innovation

L'office fédéral de l'environnement (OFEV) publie un nouveau rapport sur la biosecurité dans la recherche et l'agriculture en Suisse
Gene-Drives, Report NAS
  • 13.06.2016
  • Notizie

Gene Drives on the Horizon: Advancing Science, Navigating Uncertainty, and Aligning Research with Public Values

Research on gene drive systems is rapidly advancing. Many proposed applications of gene drive research aim to solve environmental and public health challenges, including the reduction of poverty and the burden of vector-borne diseases, such as malaria and dengue, which disproportionately impact low and middle income countries. However, due to their intrinsic qualities of rapid spread and irreversibility, gene drive systems raise many questions with respect to their safety relative to public and environmental health. Because gene drive systems are designed to alter the environments we share in ways that will be hard to anticipate and impossible to completely roll back, questions about the ethics surrounding use of this research are complex and will require very careful exploration.
Getreideähren
  • 07.06.2016
  • Agroscope Reckenholz
  • Notizie

Agroscope prévoit un essai de terrain avec du blé d’automne génétiquement modifié

Agroscope et les chercheurs-euses de l’Institut Leibniz de génétique des plantes et de recherche végétale (Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung, IPK) souhaitent mettre en place un essai de terrain conjoint avec du blé d’automne génétiquement modifié sur le site protégé («protected site») à Zurich. Le transport des sucres a été modifié sur ces variétés de blé, ce qui a permis d’accroître leur potentiel de rendement. Agroscope a déposé une demande d’autorisation pour l’essai de terrain auprès de l’Office fédéral de l’environnement (OFEV) en avril.
Rand eines Feldes mit ± ausgewachsenem, aber noch nicht ganz erntereifem Mais (Zea mays) im nordöstlichen Niedersachsen, Deutschland.
  • 02.06.2016
  • Forum for Genetic Research
  • Notizie

GM crops: global socio-economic and environmental impacts 1996 - 2014

PG Economics has analysed the existing body of peer reviewed literature available that has examined the socio-economic and environmental impacts associated with GM crop adoption since they were first commercially planted on a significant area.

Contatto

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Forum Genforschung
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geneticresearch@scnat.ch

Thematic portals of the Forum for Genetic Research

Illustrazione Teaser Portale Ingegneria genetica verde

Green genetic engineering

The application of genetic engineering to crop breeding.

Illustrazione Teaser Portale Biologia di sintesi

Synthetic biology

A new research discipline aiming to design, build on and modify biological systems.