The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announced that the registration for the 138th Plenary Meeting of the Genetically Modified Organisms Panel is now open until June 24. The meeting will be open to observers and take place on July 1-2 online. More information is available on the EFSA’s website.
The agenda includes the outcomes of the public consultation about the adequacy of existing guidelines on risk assessment to enable appropriate evaluations of gene drive mosquitoes. With the consultation, EFSA aimed to assess whether its current guidelines are adequate for the molecular characterization and environmental risk assessment of genetically modified insects with synthetically engineered gene drives.