Description: The Swedish Gene Technology Advisory Board is a government authority. The Board consists of one politician from each of the political parties in the parliament and seven researchers in areas such as ethics, ecology, cell- and molecular biology and animal genetics. The Board has an office with three employees.
One of the authority´s main tasks is to follow and inform about research and development in the field of gene technology. On the Board’s website there are for example short summaries of current research and the annual report Genteknikens utveckling.
The Board is a consultative body regarding the use of genetically modified organisms, for example marketing approvals for the cultivation of genetically modified crops or clinical trials where genetically modified organisms are used.