Gene technologies – the science behind the poster


GM, genome editing and CRISPR are all in the news, with hot debate over how new techniques should be regulated. Over the past 50 years, our ability to make specific changes to DNA in plants and animals has been revolutionised.

New techniques of genome editing allow us to make precise changes to individual genes. But what’s the science behind the different technologies?

Our A2 colour poster takes you through the issues, from mutagenesis (developed in the 1930s) to genome editing.

Download and print out a poster for your wall, and read the article outlining the science behind the poster, from the links on the right.


Follow up reading
An article from (December 2015), on the current status of genetically edited plants

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