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“Products of site-directed mutagenesis are not GMOs according to Art. 3 and Appendix I B of the European Directive 2001/18/EC” Robienski, J. & Wasmer, M. J Consum Prot Food Saf (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00003-017-1147-4

This articles comments on the exception for mutagenesis in the European Directive on the deliberate release of genetically modified organisms. Does this exception for mutagenesis only apply to chemical and radiation-induced mutagenesis or to new biotechnological methods of site-directed mutagenesis (among them methods of "genome editing") as well? This question has recently gained importance due to a proceeding of the European Court.