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Genetic engineering, CRISPR and food: What the ‘revolution’ will bring in the near future

Genetic engineering and gene editing have the potential to radically transform our lives if they can overcome the objections of ...
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Critics push back against Australian government recommendation to loosen constraints on CRISPR gene editing research

Australia’s gene technology regulator has proposed a bold shake-up of rules surrounding genetic engineering processes, potentially loosening constraints on research ...
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CRISPR first in US: Human cancer patients to be treated with gene-editing tool

The first human test in the U.S. involving the gene-editing tool CRISPR could begin at any time and will employ ...
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Monsanto looks to launch new herbicide-tolerant canola, soybean varieties in coming years

Dicamba-tolerant canola is coming and so is a triple-threat soybean, resistant to glyphosate, dicamba and glufosinate. That’s just some of ...
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EU seeks ‘clarity’ on court’s recommendation not to regulate new crop breeding techniques as GMOs

The European Commission expects “important” clarity on the scope of GMO legislation ahead of a Court ruling on new plant ...
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Viewpoint: Headline-grabbing attempt to edit living human’s DNA needs reality check

For the first time, doctors have attempted to edit faulty genes inside the body of a human patient — a ...
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Gene editing: How breeders use CRISPR and TALEN to improve crops, livestock

Animal and plant breeders are trying out a set of powerful new tools which have the potential to revolutionize agricultural ...
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Should the FDA have a say in ‘do-it-yourself’ biohacking?

In the past few months, the possibility of do-it-yourself genetic engineering has exited the realm of the purely hypothetical. ...
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Viewpoint: Plant scientists need to engage public on gene editing in agriculture

Easing the public into being more comfortable with genome-edited food will take more than simply stating facts according to Kevin ...
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Australia set to reduce regulations of CRISPR gene editing to speed up crop research

Australia is set to reform how it regulates new genetic engineering techniques, which experts say will help to dramatically speed ...
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European court recommends gene-edited crops be exempt from EU GMO laws

Gene editing technologies should be largely exempted from EU laws on GM food, although individual states can regulate them if they ...
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CRISPR food coming soon: USDA decision speeds up regulatory process for gene-edited crops

In September, the U.S. Department of Agriculture gave the green light to a version of the plant Camelina sativa, an important oilseed crop that ...
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Viewpoint: We can’t afford to let ethical questions blunt the potential of CRISPR gene editing

With CRISPR, there is no doubt that there are multiple very concerning implications to the technology. Should humans actually alter ...
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EU braces for landmark decision on whether CRISPR, other New Plant Breeding Techniques will be regulated as GMOs

UPDATE: The European Court of Justice's advocate general has said gene editing technologies should be largely exempted from EU laws ...
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‘Sabotage’ of field trials by anti-GMO activists causes seed company to reconsider research in France

Limagrain, the world’s fourth-largest seed maker, will consider moving its research activities out of France if field trials in its ...
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Have ‘bio-citizens’ pushed us to a regulatory turning point?

[We are at the beginning of] an upstart revolution where citizens are deciding not to wait around for a cure ...
Preventing GMO gene flow: Scientists design synthetic species that can't breed with wild counterparts

Preventing GMO gene flow: Scientists design synthetic species that can’t breed with wild counterparts

Genetically modified organisms could potentially do a lot of good for the world, like ending the spread of diseases, or maybe ...
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CRISPR could be the answer to genetic engineering’s prayers

Since its introduction four decades ago, genetic engineering has been a source of high hopes for health, agriculture, and industry ...
CRISPR crops—exempt from GMO regulations—reaching US market in record time

CRISPR crops—exempt from GMO regulations—reaching US market in record time

CRISPR–Cas9-edited plants can be cultivated and sold free from regulation, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making increasingly clear ...
Public embrace of CRISPR gene editing key to future of agriculture

Public embrace of CRISPR gene editing key to future of agriculture

The process of producing food, protecting the environment, and improving animal health is advancing at a seemingly breakneck pace. These ...
Reversing aging in the elderly? Cells derived from skin of old mice show it may be possible

Reversing aging in the elderly? Cells derived from skin of old mice show it may be possible

Researchers at Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM) João Lobo Antunes have found that manipulating a single RNA molecule is enough ...
Can CRISPR gene-edited 'terminator bulls' revolutionize the beef industry?

Can CRISPR gene-edited ‘terminator bulls’ revolutionize the beef industry?

After a year of trying, [Australian geneticist Alison Van Eenennaam's lab at the University of California succeeded in using] the ...
Potential CRISPR setback jolts investors, but researchers say there's no need to panic

Potential CRISPR setback jolts investors, but researchers say there’s no need to panic

On [January 8], the world of science awoke to news that suddenly cast uncomfortable doubt on many of the past ...
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CRISPR setback? Our immune system may attack the treatment used with the popular gene editor

A new paper points to a previously unknown hurdle for scientists racing to develop therapies using the revolutionary genome-editing tool ...
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CAR-T gene therapy treatments may fall short of corrective goals, requiring surgical gene editing

For decades, researchers, some physicians, and a few patients have had visions of treatments that would go in and fix ...
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Dog DNA could be man’s best friend: Clone of gene-edited dog aids human heart disease research

With his black, brown and white fur, Longlong looks like most beagles. But the puppy has been sick with a ...
Is President Trump pro-GMO?

Is President Trump pro-GMO?

“We are streamlining regulations that have blocked cutting-edge biotechnology, setting free our farmers to innovate, thrive, and to grow,” Trump told a ...
Can CRISPR gene editing save chocolate from extinction?

Can CRISPR gene editing save chocolate from extinction?

Beyond the glittery glass-and-sandstone walls of the University of California’s new biosciences building, rows of tiny green cacao seedlings in ...

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