Publications

The Forum for Genetic Research publishes intermittent reports and factsheets addressing current topics in genetic research. Event reports summarize results and discussions from our symposia and workshops. Additionally, our experts contribute to position statements concerning topics in genetic research and its applications.

For an overview of the Forum for Genetic Research's products since 1996, please visit the bibliography.


Aktuelle Publikationen

Factsheet «New approaches for protecting potatoes against late blight»
  • 2018

New approaches for protecting potatoes against late blight

Late blight continues to result in major losses and a considerable use of pesticides in potato farming. Research is under pressure to improve existing control strategies and develop new solutions. A combination of these approach- es could enable potato farming in Switzerland to generate greater yields and become more ecological.
Tagungsbericht (2018) Gene Drives - eine Technik für die Manipulation wilder Populationen
  • 2018

Tagungsbericht "Gene Drive - eine Technik für die Manipulation wilder Populationen"

Zusammenfassung einer Tagung der Foren Genforschung und Biodiversität vom 18. September 2017 in Ittigen b. Bern
Titelblatt Broschüre Missbrauchspotenzial und Biosecurity in der biologischen Forschung
  • 2017

Misuse potential and biosecurity in life sciences research

Research in the life sciences produces knowledge and technologies to the benefit of humanity and the environment. However, certain discoveries can become dangerous when misused out of ill intent.

Platzhalter für Porträt Mitglieder Forum Genforschung

Berichte, Faktenblätter und Bücher

The Swiss Forum for Genetic Research facilitates a broad and neutral discourse about gene technology. It is concerned with the transmission of factual information about genetic research. The forum functions as an early detection center for developments in the field that might prove to be of great significance for society. The forum thus actively promotes the dialogue between society, politics, administration and science.
Platzhalter für Porträt Mitglieder Forum Genforschung

Event reports

The Swiss Forum for Genetic Research facilitates a broad and neutral discourse about gene technology. It is concerned with the transmission of factual information about genetic research. The forum functions as an early detection center for developments in the field that might prove to be of great significance for society. The forum thus actively promotes the dialogue between society, politics, administration and science.
Platzhalter für Porträt Mitglieder Forum Genforschung

Position statements

The Swiss Forum for Genetic Research facilitates a broad and neutral discourse about gene technology. It is concerned with the transmission of factual information about genetic research. The forum functions as an early detection center for developments in the field that might prove to be of great significance for society. The forum thus actively promotes the dialogue between society, politics, administration and science.

Thematic portals

Teaser Image Green Genetic Engineering Portal

Green genetic engineering

The application of genetic engineering to crop breeding.

Teaser Image Synthetic Biology Portal

Synthetic biology

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