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Sitzung der ZKBS© Tchegloff / BVL

The Central Committee on Biological Safety at one of its meetings.

The 9th Meeting of the European Advisory Committees on Biosafety (MEACB) in the field of contained use and deliberate release of GMOs is scheduled for November 2019 in Berlin, Germany.

In December 2018 the ZKBS has published a statement concerning the judgment of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on plant breeding dated 25/07/2018 (case C‑528).

The 2nd interim report of Synthetic Biology of the ZKBS was published in June 2018. This report reviews and summarizes the international literature concerning research activities undertaken under the term of Synthetic Biology. The progress in the individual subfields is depicted and it is assessed whether these activities involve any risks to biological safety that are not covered by the German genetic engineering act or the European genetic engineering legislation.

© 2018 Central Committee on Biological Safety