Huang S et al. Nature Genetics (2016) 48:109-111. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26813761
CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing holds great potential to improve agriculture crops. However, before CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing can expand the regulatory framework needs clarification. In this commentary Huang et al. propose regulating crops in a product-based over a technology-based approach. In this method gene edited crops would be regulated like conventionally bread crops while genetically modified crops (i.e. those that contain transgenes), would continue to be regulated as they are today.