We are engaged in various science policy activities. We provide details on the policy reports and statements we have been involved in producing. Please feel free to contact us with any comments you may have on any of this work.
A policy report (2020) on the adequacy and sufficiency of existing policy guidance for gene drives published by the European Food Safety Authority. There is also a report on a public consultation here and stakeholder engagement here that supported this work.
A statement (2019) submitted to the House of Commons joint committee on the national security strategy for the inquiry on biosecurity and human health.
Regulating altered genomic DNA
A statement (2017) sent to the FDA on their Draft Guidance for Industry, Regulation of Intentionally Altered Genomic DNA in Animals recommending a shift towards a product-based approach to the regulation of animals with intentionally altered genomic DNA.
Ecological risks of gene drives
A short policy note (2017) outlining the ecological risks of organisms containing gene drives and recommending an international approach to developing appropriate and proportionate guidance. A fully referenced version is also available.
Environmental risk assessment and endangered species
Insects as food and feed
Guidance for genetically modified mosquitoes
Risks and benefits of genetically-modified organisms
A short policy document (2013) outlining the need to consider benefits (to public health and the environment) alongside risks in the regulation of environmental releases of genetically modified organisms. A fully referenced version is also available. A related article appeared in Public Service Europe.
Genetically modified animals