Compositional Assessment of Transgenic Crops: An Idea Whose Time Has Passed
News Aug 24, 2009
- Rod A. Herman, Bruce M. Chassy <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Wayne Parrott;
Trends in Biotechnology; In Press, Corrected Proof, 21 August 2009 Available online crops.
Here we discuss the assumptions that led to this requirement and lay out the theoretical and empirical evidence suggesting that such studies are no more necessary for evaluating the safety of transgenic crops than they are for traditionally bred crops.
Previous work by the International Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Consortium (IMSGC) has identified 233 genetic risk variants. However, these only account for about 20% of overall disease risk, with the remaining genetic culprits proving elusive. A new study has tracked down four of these hard-to-find genes.READ MORE