Month: October 2022

Kenya publishes guidelines specific to gene editing

“Genome editing technology has been identified as a potential new option to augment existing interventions in pursuance of achieving the African Union Agenda 2063 and it is expected that proposed applications for genome editing technology for basic research, conservation, agriculture, public health and other purposes will likely continue to expand as genome editing tools become more refined. “ […]
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GMOs now legal in Kenya after cabinet lifts ban

Plant scientists have today welcomed the lifting of the ban on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Kenya terming in a breakthrough for commerce. According to Dr Mwimali Murenga of KALRO, the move will definitely translate into commercialization of plant biotechnology crop products such as maize and cassava. He added that scholars have something to celebrate […]
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