Nigeria: Government of Nigeria approved National Biosafety Guideline on Gene Editing

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In December 2020, the Government of Nigeria through the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) authorized guidelines on gene editing. Nigeria takes this historic step in becoming the first country in Africa to issue gene editing guidelines. The government views science and technology as major drivers of agricultural productivity. The approved guidelines ensure that the technology is safe and does not have adverse impact on human health and the environment.

Nigeria: Government of Nigeria approved National Biosafety Guideline on Gene Editing

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