Cooperative Governance Networks for Gene Editing


MSI PI Nicholas Jordan (professor, Agronomy and Plant Genetics) is the lead author on a recent paper, published in EMBO Reports, that proposes a cooperative governance network that would oversee how gene-editing technologies would be used on crops. The network would include all stakeholders – crop breeders, financers, and advocacy groups – and would have procedures that would be visible to the public.

An article about this paper appears on the University’s News website: Study Shows Way to Create Common Ground About Gene-Editing. The paper itself can be read on the EMBO Reports website: A Cooperative Governance Network for Crop Genome Editing.

Professor Jordan uses MSI resources for a project that aims to lower barriers to the establishment of diversified biofuel grassland ecosystems.