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CJEU GMO ruling could lessen CRISPR agri-patent worth but won’t stop filing

Patrick Wingrove, London

Modified crops can continue to be patented in Europe after the CJEU’s ruling that they should be regulated by the GMO directive, but stringent regulation could make those patents less valuable than agri-firms once hoped

In a ruling that could discourage investment in gene-editing technologies such as CRISPR-Cas9, the CJEU has said that modified crops should be subject to the same stringent regulations as genetically modified organisms.

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