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News | Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Gerald Haug elected President of the Leopoldina

Gerald Haug is the new president of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. He was elected in a secret written vote taken by the Leopoldina Senate. On 1 March 2020 this renowned climatologist will take over the position ...

News | Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Academies of sciences and DFG call for new genetic engineering legislation

In July 2018, the European Court of Justice ruled that the legal regulations for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) apply to all organisms which have been altered using genome editing methods such as CRISPR-Cas. This makes it difficult to study, develop and ...

News| Friday, 8 November 2019

Leopoldina calls for climate protection measures

The only way to achieve the goal of limiting global warming caused by human activity to less than two degrees Celsius is to adhere to national and international agreements such as the Paris Agreement without delay. On 23 July, the Leopoldina outlined immediate ...

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