The Australian government is tearing up regulations that were put in place to protect us from potentially dangerous genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Changes to the Gene Technology Regulations currently tabled in Federal Parliament will leave the majority of new CRISPR and other gene editing uses unregulated and allow anyone to genetically modify animals, plants and microbes – posing major risks to the environment and human health.

This factsheet looks at the biosafety risks associated with gene editing.

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