The GENetic Engineering Risk Atlas (GENERA) is a long-term project to catalog, examine, and communicate the findings of all peer-reviewed scientific publications that can be used to analyze the relative risks of genetically engineered plants.
This page used to contain a list of over 350 studies, and has been widely cited on the web to demonstrate how much research has been conducted on genetically engineered plants. At the time, the number of independently-funded studies was about 1/3 of this total, which we included in a shorter list here. While this list of independently-funded studies is out-of-date, it will remain up until GENERA is published and viewable on the web.
Below is a list of citations for studies that are going to be included in the GENERA project. As you can see, the number has skyrocketed to more than 600 studies! We are currently working on the database itself, so as we add more studies to our Atlas we are currently not updating this list. We are identifying duplicates in this list as well as excluding references that do not fit the topic or are not peer-reviewed. We are also identifying studies that have not yet been included in this list through a systematic publication search and reference search of the studies in the Atlas. Based on the number of references excluded and added during this process, the total number of studies is expected to exceed the previous total. If you believe that there are studies missing from this list, please submit them on our submission page.
In September, 2013, a review study was published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal, Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, which reviewed the research published on genetically engineered crops over the last 10 years. In their review, they listed over 1,700 peer-reviewed studies, and we are currently incorporating relevant studies from this review into GENERA. In time, we expect that GENERA will be the most comprehensive resource of its kind.