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Current English Index -
from January 2018

(Selected articles from Bio Journal in English)


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  • Prospectus of Citizens' Biotechnology Information Center


  • From Bio Journal - December 2018
    GM plants lost in the postal system
    MHLW GM food committee settles toward non-regulation

  • From Bio Journal - November 2018
    MHLW and MEXT approve genome editing of human fertilized ova
    Ooblast created from human iPS cell (Tokyo Newspaper 2018/9)
    Consumer Affairs Agency holds explanatory meeting for GM food labelling changes
    Kaneki increases production of raw materials for biodegradable plastic (Kaneki 2018/10/15)

  • From Bio Journal - October 2018
    Ministry of Environment fails to regulate most genome editing
    MHLW begins consideration of Food Sanitation Act
    Cabinet Office requests budget for upgrading genome editing regulations

  • From Bio Journal - September 2018
    Cleavage alone left unregulated in Japan's genome editing technology regulations


  • From Bio Journal - August 2018
    Where is restriction on genome editing headed in Japan?
    GM papaya detected


  • From Bio Journal - July 2018
    Ministry of the Environment to decide on genome editing restrictions by autumn
    Government gives cabinet approval to Integrated Innovation Strategy


  • From Bio Journal - June 2018
    Japan-Korea-Taiwan Non-GMO Asia Forum established
    Outdoor trial cultivation of new genome edited rice begins


  • From Bio Journal - May 2018
    Novokinin accumulating rice to move to outdoor trials


  • From Bio Journal - April 2018
    National GMO-Free Zone Exchange Meeting held in Nagoya
    Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol enters into force


  • From Bio Journal - March 2018
    Trend: Safety screening begins for first Japanese GM tomato
    GM gentian developed by Iwate University exempted from Cartagena laws
    MAFF survey shows expansion of seed pollution
    Is the "GMO-free" label to disappear?


  • From Bio Journal - February 2018
    60 varieties of GM petunia illegally distributed by 23 companies
    NARO plans to test cultivate 5 varieties of GM rice this year
    GM measles virus moves to approval
    Food Safety Commission relaxes GM food safety screening
    Adverse phenomenon occurs with iPS cells (Jiji News 2018/1/16)


  • From Bio Journal - January 2018
    Japan signs Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol
    Monitoring of import of unapproved GM crops strengthened
    MAFF confirms GM cotton for third year in succession









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