Gene editing resources
Review the following resources to learn more about the advances occurring in gene editing, explaining historic and current methods for modifying genetic material and how the new gene editing technologies are already being used around the world.
Animation on gene editing
Royal Society Te Apārangi would like to thank the following people for their contribution on creating these resources:
Expert reference group: Professor Barry Scott FRSNZ, Professor Peter Dearden, Associate Professor Peter Fineran, Professor Neil Gemmell, Professor Emily Parker, and Professor Andrew Allan.
International reviewers: Associate Professor Rodolphe Barrangou, Dr Sue Meek, Dr Thomas Joseph Higgins, and Dr Gaetan Burgio
Expert contributors: Dr Jane Alison, Dr Donna Bond, Dr Rowland Burdon FRSNZ, Dr John Caradus FRSNZ, Dr Revel Drummond, Professor Stephen Goldson FRSNZ, Dr Goetz Laible, Associate Professor Richard Macknight, Dr Elspeth MacRae, Mr John McEwan FRSNZ, Dr Shahista Nisa, Dr Grant Smith, Professor Hamish Spencer FRSNZ, Dr Robert Weinkove.
Gene editing panel discussions
Listen to all panel discussions from our 2017 Prestigious Speakers series on gene editing.
Perfectly healthy: Disease-free by technology?
Kim Hill (MC), Josephine Johnston, Peter Fineran, Colin Gavaghan, Jennie Harré Hindmarsh
Listen online: Editing our Genes: Medical Issues
Making babies: You, me and gene editing?
Kim Hill (MC), Josephine Johnston, Mary Birdsall, Māui Hudson, Andrew Shelling
Listen online: Editing our Genes: Fertility and Human Reproduction
More for all: Nature by design?
Kim Hill (MC), Josephine Johnston, Julie Everett-Hincks, Kevin Prime, William Rolleston
Listen online: Editing our Genes: Agriculture
Editing them out: The end for pests?
Kim Hill (MC), Josephine Johnston, Andrea Byrom, Kevin Hackwell, Jan Hania
Listen online: Editing our Genes: Pest Control
Other gene editing resources
- Genome editing: an ethical review (2016) Nuffield Council on Bioethics: http://nuffieldbioethics.org/project/genome-editing/
- GM plants: Questions and answers (2016) Royal Society of London: https://royalsociety.org/topics-policy/projects/gm-plants/
- Gene Drives on the Horizon (2016) National Academies of Science: https://www.nap.edu/catalog/23405/gene-drives-on-the-horizon-advancing-science-navigating-uncertainty-and
- Genetically Engineered Crops (2016) National Academies of Science: https://nas-sites.org/ge-crops/
- Gene editing with CRISPR (2015) Australian Academy of Science: http://www.nova.org.au/technology-future/crispr
- International Summit on human genome editing (2015) National Academies of Science: http://nationalacademies.org/gene-editing/Gene-Edit-Summit/
New Zealand regulation
- Report of the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification (2001) Ministry for the Environment: http://www.mfe.govt.nz/publications/hazards/report-royal-commission-genetic-modification
- Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology: http://acart.health.govt.nz/home
- Gene Technology Advisory Committee (Health Research Council of New Zealand): http://www.hrc.govt.nz/about-us/committees/gene-technology-advisory-committee-gtac
- Medsafe: http://www.medsafe.govt.nz/regulatory/Guideline/GRTPNZ/Part2.pdf
- Environmental Protection Authority: http://www.epa.govt.nz/new-organisms/Pages/default.aspx
- Food Standards Australia New Zealand: http://www.foodstandards.govt.nz/consumer/gmfood/Pages/default.aspx
- Ministry for Primary Industries: http://www.mpi.govt.nz/importing/plants/seeds-for-sowing/genetically-modified-seeds/; http://www.foodsafety.govt.nz/industry/general/labelling-composition/applying-requirements/various.htm ; http://www.mpi.govt.nz/document-vault/1625; http://www.mpi.govt.nz/document-vault/1636