Genetic modification

Do you have questions about genetic modification?

The Australian Academy of Science strives to ensure the Australian community is guided by and enjoys the benefits of scientific endeavour. The purpose of this booklet is to provide a clear, concise description of genetic modification technology for Australians, including how it is used and how it is regulated. The booklet draws on the knowledge and expertise of the Academy’s distinguished Fellows and of the Australian science community, to provide information about this important scientific issue.

The booklet was prepared by an expert working group and reviewed by an oversight committee chaired by Professor John Shine AO PresAA, President of the Australian Academy of Science.

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Genetic modification booklet (PDF 1.2 MB, 20 pages)

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