Forum for Genetic Research

Il Forum di ricerca genetica (Forum Genforschung) promuove una discussione neutrale e il più ampia possibile sulla tecnologia genetica e la trasmissione di informazioni concrete. Nello stesso tempo il forum ha la funzione di riconoscimento precoce riguardo a sviluppi nella ricerca genetica importanti per la società e favorisce attivamente il dialogo tra società, politica, amministrazione, economia e scienza.

The Forum is an interdisciplinary working group of the «Platform Science and Policy» of the Swiss Academy of Sciences.

Find out more about the Forum under “Portrait” and about our projects under “Topics”.


News from the Forum for Genetic Research


External news

> more news on genetic research and related topics

  • Notizie

ISAAA Brief 52-2016: Infographics
  • 16.05.2017
  • Forum for Genetic Research
  • Notizie

Global status of biotech/GM crops 2016

The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) Brief 52 documents the latest information on the subject, global database on the adoption and distribution of biotech crops in 2016 as well as the accumulative data since 1996 (the first year of commercialization), country situations, trends in approval of biotech crops, and future prospects of the technology in the biotech crop growing countries and the world.
DNA Helix Gen
  • 10.05.2017
  • Forum for Genetic Research
  • Notizie

Portal Genome Editing

The Max-Planck-Society has created a portal on genome editing, providing basic information, news and opinions on the subject. The focus is on the popular CRISPR/Cas9 system, but other techniques enabling precisely defined cuts in the genetic material are also portrayed.
Laboratory mouses
  • 10.05.2017
  • SDA
  • Notizie

Bioéthique et droits des brevets: 25 ans de l'oncosouris

L'oncosouris a été l'un des tout premiers animaux transgéniques. Un gène a été introduit dans le matériel génétique d'une souris pour augmenter ses chances de développer des tumeurs afin de faire avancer la recherche sur le cancer. En 1988, cette souris fut le premier animal à être breveté aux Etats-Unis. Le brevet suivit quelques années plus tard en Europe. Cela a conduit à de nombreuses demandes pour d'autres animaux ou plantes et a ouvert un débat sur la brevetabilité du vivant qui dure jusqu'à aujourd'hui.
Titelblatt Broschüre Missbrauchspotenzial und Biosecurity in der biologischen Forschung
  • 04.05.2017
  • Forum for Genetic Research
  • Notizie

The potential for misuse in life sciences research needs to be discussed

A new report by the Academies of Arts and Sciences provides a discussion basis for scientists on how to address the risk of misuse of biological research
Biosensors for gut inflammation (Image: J. Tabor, Rice University)
  • 11.04.2017
  • Forum for Genetic Research
  • Notizie

Synthetic biologists engineer inflammation-sensing gut bacteria

Synthetic biologists at Rice University have engineered gut bacteria capable of sensing colitis, an inflammation of the colon, in mice. The research points the way to new experiments for studying how gut bacteria and human hosts interact at a molecular level and could eventually lead to orally ingestible bacteria for monitoring gut health and disease.
Agroinfiltration bei Tabak. Foto: Christoph Lüthi, Forum Genforschung
  • 03.04.2017
  • Forum for Genetic Research
  • Notizie

"Sustainability" Special Issue: "Organic Farming and Gene Manipulation"

An "open access" issue of the journal "Sustainability" on genetic engineering in organic agriculture

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Thematic portals of the Forum for Genetic Research

Illustrazione Teaser Portale Ingegneria genetica verde

Green genetic engineering

The application of genetic engineering to crop breeding.

Illustrazione Teaser Portale Biologia di sintesi

Synthetic biology

A new research discipline aiming to design, build on and modify biological systems.