The “SCNAT knowledge” web portal provides guidance. The Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) and its network report the state of knowledge, based on sound scientific findings and in regards to Switzerland – for the attention of politics, administration, business, science and practice.more

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File Genetic engineering

This file of the Forum for Genetic Research provides an overview of up-to-date developments in the field of new genetic engineering methods.

The forum provides decision-makers, media representatives, teachers and other interested persons with the most important synthesis reports, position papers and other publications relevant to Switzerland, as well as event information from universities, research-oriented institutions, authorities and internationally recognised bodies.


Genome Editing am Menschen - Hoffnungen oder Hybris?
Genome Editing am Menschen - Hoffnungen oder Hybris?

Genome Editing bezeichnet die jüngste Generation gentechnischer Verfahren, darunter das Werkzeug CRISPR/Cas9, dessen Entdeckung 2020 mit einem Nobelpreis ausgezeichnet wurde. Die Anwendung von Genome Editing am Menschen weckt Hoffnungen auf

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