Regional Expert Consultation on Gene Editing and its Regulation was held on October 10-11, 2019 at the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad, India. The Expert Consultation was organized by Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), under a program on Asia-Pacific Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology and Bioresources (APCoAB), Thailand in collaboration with ICRISAT, India; Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII), Alliance for Agri Innovation (AAI), India with support from the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (CRP-GLDC), ICRISAT, India and Council of Agriculture (COA), Taiwan. Dr Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India was the Chief Guest and delivered the inaugural address on the emerging needs of agriculture in India and how gene editing technology can be a game changer while addressing some of the intractable traits. Remarks were also presented by Drs Peter S Carberry, Director General, ICRISAT; Kiran K Sharma, Deputy Director General (Research), ICRISAT; Mr Ram Kaundinya, Director General, FSII; and Dr Rajeev K Varshney, RP Director, Genetic Gains, ICRISAT. Dr Rishi K Tyagi, Coordinator, APCoAB, discussed about the rationale and expectations from the Expert Consultation. Read more and download the publication here:  Gene Editing in Agriculture and Regulations (1470 downloads)