Studies for GENERA

Below is a list studies that will be included in the GENetic Engineering Risk Atlas (GENERA). The goal of GENERA is to collect and communicate all peer-reviewed scientific publications about the risks of genetically engineered plants.

This page used to contain a list of about 350 studies that were mostly collected by David Tribe, and has been widely cited on the web to demonstrate how much research has been conducted on genetically engineered plants.  Independently-funded studies made up about 1/3 of the studies on the risks of genetic engineering, based on this original list of 350. The list was then expanded through systematic searching to include more than 600 studies, 600 of which are listed below.

The list you see in this post is not the GENERA database itself – but a public list we were using to help collect studies together for including in the database. As such there are some duplicates in this list, as well as some citations that have been determined not to be specifically relevant for this project. Because this list has been linked to from many websites, we are leaving this list up while we work on the GENERA project, and we are not updating the list. To find out more, read Making Sense of Lists of Studies.

We are also conducting a systematic publication search which has turned up even more studies.  If you believe that there are studies missing from this list, please submit the study for review.

In September 2013, a review article was published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal, Critical Reviews in Biotechnology. The authors reviewed the research published on genetically engineered crops over the last 10 years: over 1,700 peer-reviewed studies.  We are incorporating relevant studies from this review into GENERA. In time, we expect that GENERA will be the most comprehensive resource of its kind. For more studies, see A Decade of EU-funded GMO Research.

GENERA Status (April 2014): The Atlas contains over 1080 studies, and exactly 400 studies have been read and reviewed. The web interface to display the database online is in alpha testing, and we are contacting authors to fill in gaps of information with regard to funding sources.

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