The Russian government approved the Federal Scientific and Technical Program for the Development of Genetic Technologies for 2019-2027. The corresponding decree of April 22, 2019 No. 479 was signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
The main objectives of the Program are accelerated development of genetic technologies, including technologies of genetic editing, the creation of scientific and technological capacities for medicine, agriculture and industry, the improvement of the emergency response systems, as well as adoption of precautionary measures to prevent emergencies of biological nature and the reinforcement of control in this area. The program also provides for the training of highly qualified personnel.
The implementation of the Program will be funded under the state programs “Scientific and Technological Development of the Russian Federation” (including the national project “Science”), “Development of Education”, “Development of Healthcare”, “Development of Industry and Enhancing its Competitiveness”, “Development of Pharmaceutical and Medical industry” for 2013-2020, “Information Society (2011–2020)”, the State Program for the Development of Agriculture and Regulation of Agricultural Products, Raw Materials and Food, as well as at the expense of the regional budgets and funds from extrabudgetary sources.