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Registration Reminder: FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine Public Webinar about Genome Editing in Animals on Dec. 3

In order to provide for a more comprehensive overview and opportunity for discussion, the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine is postponing its Public Webinar about Genome Editing in Animals, originally scheduled for December 3, 2018, to a later date. We hope to announce a new date soon in order to accommodate significant public interest in this arena.

November 13, 2018

On December 3, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), with participation from the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), will hold a public webinar about genome editing in animals.

Genome editing is an innovative and rapidly evolving technology that offers many promising benefits to both human and animal health, animal well-being, and food production. This webinar is an initial step in FDA’s public communication strategy to help innovators understand FDA regulation and show support for safe and responsible innovation that benefits public health.

The webinar will focus primarily on the current scientific evidence, promising uses of this technology in animals, and the potential risks. It will also provide information about CVM’s flexible, risk-based approach to the regulation of intentional genomic alterations to animals and address common misconceptions associated with the regulation of these products. A portion of the webinar will be dedicated to answering stakeholder-submitted questions.

Genome editing in plants for human and/or animal food will not be covered.

Registration Information

The webinar is open to the public, but advance registration is required to participate in the live-cast webinar. To register, please visit CVM Public Webinar Genome Editing in Animals – Dec. 3, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 pm ET.

Participants are encouraged to submit questions prior to the webinar during the registration process. Questions may also be submitted during the webinar.

A recording of the webinar will be available on the FDA website within 30 days of the event date.

Additional Information

Issued by FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine.
For questions, Contact CVM.

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