Entries by Villő Bernád

Making genome editing a success story in Africa

The introduction of CRISPR-Cas technology in 2012 marked a significant advancement in global genome editing, yet its potential remains largely untapped in Africa, where it could address crucial challenges in agriculture, public health, and medicine. However, several obstacles hinder its full realization, as addressed in this article by Abkallo et al. These include regulatory uncertainty, […]

Comment: Unlocking the potential of agricultural biotechnology in Africa

Agricultural Biotechnology has the potential to significantly increase production, alleviate hunger, and improve global food security. However, its adoption in Africa lags behind other regions, facing challenges rooted in strict and varying policies, inadequate infrastructure, and insufficient economic incentives for private-sector investment. Despite some successful initiatives in the past, the key to success lies in […]