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Risk communication must improve before consumers will accept genome editing technology ©Gio_tto/iStock

Consumer understanding of genome editing ‘essential’ – BfR

By Katy Askew

Educating consumers about the nature of emerging genome editing methodology and appropriate risk communication will be “essential” to developing a public discourse around this new technology, according to German research and scientific advisory body BfR.

Consumers less aware of nanotech as media coverage falls

Consumers less aware of nanotech as media coverage falls

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Reporting on nanotechnology has tailed off in the media in the past five years – and so has consumer concern over its safety, according to a new report from the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).

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