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dc.contributor.authorHudson, Mauien_NZ
dc.contributor.authorMead, Aroha Te Pareakeen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorChagne, Daviden_NZ
dc.contributor.authorRoskruge, Nicken_NZ
dc.contributor.authorMorrison, Sandyen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorWilcox, Phillip L.en_NZ
dc.contributor.authorAllan, Andrew C.en_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-11T21:50:28Z
dc.date.available2019-04-11en_NZ
dc.date.available2019-08-11T21:50:28Z
dc.date.issued2019en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationHudson, M., Mead, A. T. P., Chagne, D., Roskruge, N., Morrison, S., Wilcox, P. L., & Allan, A. C. (2019). Indigenous perspectives and gene editing in Aotearoa New Zealand. Frontiers in Bioengineering And Biotechnology, 7. https://doi.org/10.3389/fbioe.2019.00070en
dc.identifier.issn2296-4185en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/12762
dc.description.abstractGene editing is arguably the most significant recent addition to the modern biotechnology toolbox, bringing both profoundly challenging and enabling opportunities. From a technical point of view the specificity and relative simplicity of these new tools has broadened the potential applications. However, from an ethical point of view it has re-ignited the debates generated by earlier forms of genetic modification. In New Zealand gene editing is currently considered genetic modification and is subject to approval processes under the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). This process requires decision makers to take into account Māori perspectives. This article outlines previously articulated Māori perspectives on genetic modification and considers the continuing influence of those cultural and ethical arguments within the new context of gene editing. It also explores the range of ways cultural values might be used to analyse the risks and benefits of gene editing in the Aotearoa New Zealand context. Methods used to obtain these perspectives consisted of (a) review of relevant literature regarding lessons learned from the responses of Maori to genetic modification, (b) interviews of selected ‘key Maori informants’ and (c) surveys of self-selected individuals from groups with interests in either genetics or environmental management. The outcomes of this pilot study identified that while Māori informants were not categorically opposed to new and emerging gene editing technologies a priori, they suggest a dynamic approach to regulation is required where specific uses or types of uses are approved on a case by case basis. This study demonstrates how the cultural cues that Māori referenced in the genetic modification debate continue to be relevant in the context of gene editing but that further work is required to characterize the strength of various positions across the broader community.
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherFrontiers Media Saen_NZ
dc.rightsCopyright © 2019 Hudson, Mead, Chagné, Roskruge, Morrison, Wilcox and Allan. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
dc.subjectScience & Technologyen_NZ
dc.subjectLife Sciences & Biomedicineen_NZ
dc.subjectBiotechnology & Applied Microbiologyen_NZ
dc.subjectMultidisciplinary Sciencesen_NZ
dc.subjectScience & Technology - Other Topicsen_NZ
dc.subjectindigenousen_NZ
dc.subjectgene editingen_NZ
dc.subjectMaorien_NZ
dc.subjectethicsen_NZ
dc.subjectregulationen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectDIALOGUEen_NZ
dc.subjectCRISPR/CAS9en_NZ
dc.subjectFOUNDATIONen_NZ
dc.titleIndigenous perspectives and gene editing in Aotearoa New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fbioe.2019.00070en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfFrontiers in Bioengineering And Biotechnologyen_NZ
pubs.elements-id237356
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_NZ
pubs.volume7en_NZ
uow.identifier.article-noARTN 70


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