Genetic resources in the age of the Nagoya Protocol and gene/genome synthesis

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Deborah Scott (Edinburgh) and Dominic Berry (LSE) have co-authored a workshop report on “Genetic resources in the age of the Nagoya Protocol and gene/genome synthesis”.  The workshop was organised as a collaboration between the Engineering Life project (ERC 616510-ENLIFE) of the University of Edinburgh and OpenPlant (BBSRC and EPSRC BB/L014130/1) of the University of Cambridge, and hosted by the Sainsbury Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. University of Bristol’s (and frequent BrisSynBio collaborator) Molly Bond is one of the contributors.

“The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity is an international agreement which aims at sharing the benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources in a fair and equitable way. It entered into force on 12 October 2014, 90 days after the date of deposit of the fiftieth instrument of ratification. Learn more about the Nagoya Protocol.”

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