“Advances in gene editing have made the process of changing an organism’s genome more efficient, opening up a range of potential applications, including pest control. At the request of Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency, the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) has formed an expert panel to examine the scientific, bioethical, and regulatory challenges associated with the use of gene-edited organisms and technologies for pest control.”

SCi Co-director Natalie Kofler has been appointed to the Canadian Council of Academies Expert Panel on Gene-edited Organisms for Pest Control.


Learn more about the council on the CCA website.