Retrospective report - Regulatory adjustments made in response to 20 years of innovation in gene technology

Gene technology legislation needs to respond to advances while providing legal certainty. Find out how policy and technical reviews keep the regulatory system up to date.


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  • Australia’s National Gene Technology Scheme
  • How does the Gene Technology Scheme keep up with scientific advances?
  • Policy reviews
  • Technical reviews
  • Consultation is an important aspect of all Scheme reviews
  • Twenty years of Scheme reviews and regulatory changes for gene technology 
  • 2005 to 2007 - First technical review and first policy review ran concurrently 
  • 2008 to 2011 - Second technical review
  • 2011 to 2015 - Second policy review
  • 2016 to 2019 - The third technical review
  • From 2017 - The third policy review
  • Future regulatory changes to the National Gene Technology Scheme