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USU Task Force Enumerates Recommendations For Regulatory Process For Gene-Editing

A task force chaired by Utah State University President Noelle Cockett is recommending an overhaul of federal regulations affecting gene-editing technology and U.S. livestock.In June 2020, the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities formed the “Gene Editing in Agriculture Task Force” — a group of experts called up to analyze the regulatory processes surrounding gene editing.


Approximately one year later, the task force released a report recommending the U.S. Food and Drug Administration “streamline” the current regulatory framework. The current process, according to the report, is viewed by many as “ambiguous, glacial in pace, and cost-prohibitive” and doesn’t account for modern gene-editing technologies. Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.