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FDA Clears Crispr-Edited Cattle for Market Through Abbreviated Procedure: A First for Food-Use Animals

MoFo Life Sciences

22 Mar 2022

On March 7, 2022, the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) determined that Acceligen Inc.’s genome-edited, heat-tolerant cattle, pose a “low risk to humans, animals, the food supply, and the environment.” This is the first such determination for a genetically engineered food-use animal and will allow the company to bypass many of the usual premarket approval requirements.

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