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Plant ‘vaccines’, CRISPR gene editing could increase crop yields and reduce pesticide use

When European researchers recently announced a new technique that could potentially replace chemical pesticides with a natural “vaccine” for crops, ...
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How the European Court of Justice could open the door to gene editing and revive crop biotechnology in EU

A “landmark opinion” from the European Court of Justice on the definition of genetically modified organisms could pave the way ...
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‘Will people eat it?’: The public opinion battle over CRISPR gene-edited food is just beginning

Zachary Lippman, a plant biologist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, stood among 2 acres of his experimental crops, including some ...
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Viewpoint: Why ‘organic’ should be redefined to include GMOs

The challenges of sustainable food production without damaging the environment for a growing human population have increased considerably. The current ...
Will public embrace CRISPR crops if they can help feed our growing population and protect the environment?

Will public embrace CRISPR crops if they can help feed our growing population and protect the environment?

Experts estimate we’ll be eating the first CRISPR produce — likely strawberries or another type of fruit — within five ...
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UK scientists hopeful government will emulate USDA decision to not regulate gene-edited crops

US regulators have ruled crops altered using gene-editing techniques do not need to come under the same restrictions as genetically ...
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Viewpoint: Gene editing in agriculture shouldn’t be regulated, whether applied to crops or animals

CRISPR has changed the way alterations are made; so in the past year the FDA clarified their position, any intentional ...
Genetic engineering may provide only long-term solution to citrus greening disease, National Academies of Sciences report says

Genetic engineering may provide only long-term solution to citrus greening disease, National Academies of Sciences report says

A single breakthrough discovery for managing citrus greening (also known as Huanglongbing or HLB) in Florida in the future is ...
European farmers push EU to emulate USDA in not regulating CRISPR and other new crop breeding techniques

European farmers push EU to emulate USDA in not regulating CRISPR and other new crop breeding techniques

European farmers warned EU policymakers on [April 10] to take immediate action and encourage innovative new plant breeding techniques following the ...
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Bill Gates endorses CRISPR gene editing to spur food, medical innovation

Philanthropist Bill Gates today strongly endorsed new gene editing techniques such as CRISPR, saying they could help humanity overcome some ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-biotech activists don’t understand the difference between GMOs and CRISPR crops

CRISPR-Cas9 may genetically modify a crop, but it doesn’t necessarily result in a genetically modified organism, the dreaded GMO. To ...
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Why FDA’s proposed gene-editing regulations could stifle CRISPR research on food animals

A 2017 draft Food and Drug Administration guidance proposes mandatory, multigenerational premarket new animal drug evaluation of all “intentional genomic ...
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Wheat gene discovery could give breeders new tool to boost crop yields

A new study has isolated a gene controlling shape and size of spikelets in wheat in a breakthrough which could help breeders ...
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Plant scientists embrace USDA decision to not regulate gene-edited crops

Researchers in the US have been given the go-ahead to use gene-editing techniques to alter crops and plants. The decision ...
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Vaccines for plants? RNA spray could help protect crops from pests and disease

Novel technologies are being sought to replace the traditional pesticides used to protect plants, particularly edible plants such as cereals ...
Making sense of the patchwork US regulatory system for genetically engineered crops and animals

Making sense of the patchwork US regulatory system for genetically engineered crops and animals

The faster-growing genetically engineered AquaAdvantage Salmon took 20 years of regulatory scrutiny to gain approval, while the non-browning gene-silenced Arctic ...
Talking Biotech: How do we decide whether to use gene drives?

Talking Biotech: How do we decide whether to use gene drives?

Science and technology scholar Jennifer Kuzma: The social and political considerations of using gene drives to combat human diseases, weeds, ...
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CRISPR crops in India? USDA decision could open the floodgates for gene-edited food

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed on March 28 2018, that some plants whose genes have been edited can be designed, ...
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Video: How CRISPR can help us feed the world

Bread and chocolate are staples of the American diet. And a scientific team in California is working hard to make ...
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Should we use gene editing to save obscure tree ‘with no commercial value’?

The growing forest health crisis is forcing scientists, conservationists, and the public to answer some of conservation biology’s thorniest questions ...
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Gene-edited crops vs GMOs: What’s the difference—and why does it matter?

Gene editing has an advantage over genetic modification for several reasons. It’s more precise than GMO processes, and technology keeps ...
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Viewpoint: Why the USDA decided not to over-regulate CRISPR crops—and what it means for agriculture’s future

On 28 March, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that “USDA does not regulate or have any plans to regulate plants that could ...
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Will the rest of the world follow the US in not regulating gene-edited crops?

The [USDA] says it has no plans to regulate advanced breeding techniques that achieve the same results as traditional techniques, only ...
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Growing wheat in Africa? Variety developed with advanced breeding techniques can withstand 104 degrees

In the northern Senegalese village of Ndiayene Pendao, close to the border with Mauritania, Fatouma Sow is pulling weeds. Her team ...
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Viewpoint: GMO crops are ‘natural step’ in long history of plant breeding innovations

Humanity has been benefiting from plant science innovations since the Egyptians first bred edible corn more than 2000 years ago ...
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‘Natural’ label lawsuits: What you need to know

In the United States, when a food label uses the word “natural,” food companies are frequently the target in litigation ...
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Animal scientist: Genetic engineering can improve livestock health, growth and well-being

One method [Jon Oatley, director of the Center for Reproductive Biology at Washington State University] and his team of researchers ...
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CRISPR food in grocery stores in 5 years? Gene editing research picks up speed

CRISPR, which works by finding and then replacing, editing or deleting a genetic sequence inside an organism, is currently being ...