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Framing Challenges and Opportunities - for Canada

3 Nov 2023

Framing Challenges and Opportunities for Canada reviews the potential applications and impacts of genetic pest-control technologies, and the implications for research and development. [...] The role of the peer review monitor is to ensure that the Panel gives full and fair consideration to the submissions of the peer reviewers. [...] Lickers is a Canadian commissioner of the International Joint Commission and was the director and environmental science officer of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne for 45 years. [...] Questions remain about the efficacy of these tools, their safety, and their appropriateness: Will it be suitable to deploy gene editing in the natural environment and how will gene editing fit into the wider pest control toolbox? To answer these and other salient questions, Canada will need to leverage expertise in research and development (R&D), and in society more broadly. [...] xiv | Council of Canadian Academies Answering the Charge What are the scientific, bioethical, and regulatory challenges regarding the use of gene-edited organisms and technologies (e.g., CRISPR/Cas9) for pest control? The design and use of genetic pest-control tools require multiple forms of expertise, including ecology, ethics, molecular biology, as well as knowledge from other scientific and non.
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