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NABC Report 26: New DNA-Editing Approaches:
Methods, Applications and Policy for Agriculture

INTRODUCTION

PART I — CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

New DNA-Editing Approaches: Methods, Applications and Policy for Agriculture
(Allan Eaglesham and Ralph W.F. Hardy)



PART II —KEYNOTE PRESENTATION


Genome Engineering with Targetable Nucleases (Dana Carroll)
Opportunities and Regulatory Challenges for Genome Engineering in Agriculture (Daniel F. Voytas)
The Promises and Challenges of Precision Gene Editing in Animals of Agricultural Importance
(Perry B. Hackett, Scott C. Fahrenkrug and Daniel F. Carlson)
TALEN and CRISPR/Cas9 for Rice-Genome Editing (Bing Yang)
Q&A


 PART III —PLENARY SESSIONS

        Session 1: Technologies

CRISPR/Cas9: Tools and Applications for Eukaryotic Genome Editing (Fei Ann Ran)
The Roles of TAL Effectors in Nature in Relation to their Unique Properties as DNA-Targeting Tools (Adam Bogdanove)
Non-Transgenic Trait Development in Crop Plants Using Oligo-Directed Mutagenesis:
Cibus’ Rapid Trait Development System
(Greg Gocal)
Q&A

        Session 2: Uses

EXZACTTM Precision Technology: Scientific and Regulatory Advancements in Plant-Genome Editing with nZFNs
(Gary Rudgers and Lakshmi Sastry-Dent)
Potential for Selection of Beneficial Traits in Swine with Site-Specific Nucleases (Le Ann Blomberg)
ISU Crop Bioengineering Consortium: Activities and Strategies (Martin Spalding)
Q&A

Session 3: Non-Governmental Regulatory Aspects

Can Opportunities Lost Be Regained? Reframing Genetic Engineering for Crop and Livestock Improvement
(Jeffrey D. Wolt)

Regulatory Paradigms for Modern Breeding (Drew L. Kershen and Wayne A. Parrott)
Consumer Issues Relating to Products from New DNA-Editing Techniques (Gregory Jaffe)
Q&A

Session 4: Governmental Regulatory Aspects

USDA Regulation of Organisms Developed Through Modern Breeding Technologies (Neil E. Hoffman)
Regulation of Plants with Novel Traits: Canadian Perspectives on the “Novelty” Trigger (Heather Shearer)
EU Perspectives on New Plant-Breeding Techniques (Joachim Schiemann and Frank Hartung)
Q&A


PART IV —BANQUET AND LUNCHEON PRESENTATIONS

The State and Local Regulatory Landscape for Bioengineered Plants: September 2014 (Peter Whitfield)
Retailers, Trust and GMOs (Jeanne Colleluori)
Q&A

PART V–TIE-UP SESSION

(Perry Hackett, Neil Hoffman, Gregory Jaffe, Drew Kershen, Daniel Voytas and Donald Weeks)


PART VI —STUDENT VOICE AT NABC 26

Student Voice Report
(
Patrick Di Bello, Christine Kraus, William Serson, Fu-Chyun Chu, Will Cody, Brian Iaffaldano,
Bolormaa Jamiyansuren, Ben Kilian, Bastian Minkenberg, Andrew Read, Alexa Schmitz, Poonam Singha, Caleb Squires, Reuben Tayengwa, Li Tian, Sarah Turner, Marshall Tyler and Indu Upadhyaya)

PART VII POSTER ABSTRACTS

PART VIII – PARTICIPANTS