Talking Biotech: Can genetically engineered cassava help African farmers?

Devang Mehta has been working in virus suppression in cassava, a key food staple in the developing world. In this week’s podcast, he speaks about the RNAi and gene editing approaches that are used to engineer resistant plants. Mehta describes the nuts and bolts and successes and failures in applying new technology, and the things that are learned along the way.

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