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CRISPR-edited yeast could make biofuel production more efficient

Some chemicals used to .... breakdown plants for production of biofuels .... are poison to the yeasts that turn the ...
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The next food revolution: Brought to you by CRISPR gene editing

Crispr has the potential to boost yields, disease resistance, and taste, and even tackle allergens like gluten. It could radically ...
Biotech startups race against 'Big Ag' to develop gene-edited crops

Biotech startups race against ‘Big Ag’ to develop gene-edited crops

Calyxt Inc, an eight-year-old firm co-founded by a genetics professor, altered the genes of a soybean plant to produce healthier ...
Agricultural firm Simplot receives first commercial license for CRISPR gene editing, focusing on cutting waste

Agricultural firm Simplot receives first commercial license for CRISPR gene editing, focusing on cutting waste

A multinational agricultural company based in Idaho has acquired gene editing licensing rights that could one day be used to ...
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Low cholesterol oil? Indian scientists developing CRISPR gene-edited groundnut

Soon, weight watchers and those with high cholesterol won’t have to think twice before picking up the jar of groundnut ...
EU court ruling limiting gene editing ironically underscores safety of modified crops

EU court ruling limiting gene editing ironically underscores safety of modified crops

A European Union court [July 25th] issued a new decision about GMOs. Disappointingly, this decision is likely to further confuse rather than ...
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Viewpoint: Europe may miss CRISPR gene-editing revolution in agriculture, but that won’t stop its progress

Had gene-editing technologies such as CRISPR-Cas9 been exempt from the same stringent guidelines in place for conventional genetic technology, it would have ...
Viewpoint: By 'shutting the door' on crop gene editing, Europe shows its biotech regulations deeply flawed

Viewpoint: By ‘shutting the door’ on crop gene editing, Europe shows its biotech regulations deeply flawed

The European Court of Justice has made an important ruling on genetically modified crops. Since 2003, new crop varieties produced by ...
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CRISPR: How gene editing could provide clean water, cut pesticide use and protect the environment

CRISPR has been making headlines for its potential to treat or prevent diseases. But medicine isn’t the only science where ...
Science setback? What's next now that European court rules gene-edited crops are GMOs?

Science setback? What’s next now that European court rules gene-edited crops are GMOs?

With the European court ruling that CRISPR crops and other gene-edited foods must be treated as classic transgenic GMOs, scientists worry ...
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Video: Inside the quest to improve farm animal welfare by tweaking their genes

For nine nerve-racking months beginning in the summer of 2014, Dan Carlson waited for his lab experiments to be born ...
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Gene-edited crops declared GMOs in EU court ruling

Organisms created by methods that alter the DNA, including CRISPR gene editing, should be subject to the same EU laws as ...
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Viewpoint: Intellectual property tug-of-war could hinder the CRISPR gene-editing revolution

Conservative estimates place the value-added of [intellectual property] on the American economy at nearly $1 trillion annually... ... Take, for instance, ...
Viewpoint: CRISPR crops have a chance to avoid the trust issues that plague GMOs

Viewpoint: CRISPR crops have a chance to avoid the trust issues that plague GMOs

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on [July 18th] released a report on how to address the most pressing problems of American ...
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Ahead of EU decision on new breeding techniques, Belgium acknowledges field trials of CRISPR-edited corn

Silently, the Flemish Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) has been conducting a field trial with [CRISPR-edited] maize for a year and a ...
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European court appears poised to rule that gene edited crops should not be regulated as GMOs

Gene editing in agriculture takes centre stage [July 25th] when Europe’s highest court rules in a case that could determine ...
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CRISPR-edited seeds ‘personalized’ for individual farms could boost worldwide food production

The seeds farmers plant in their fields can carry certain desirable traits, such as drought tolerance or pest resistance. Breeding ...
Organic industry splinters as USDA 'bioengineered' labeling initiative progresses

Organic industry splinters as USDA ‘bioengineered’ labeling initiative progresses

Richmond-based Nature's Path Foods, a leading organic breakfast company in North America, has recently announced its resignation from the Organic ...
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Viewpoint: CRISPR-edited tomatoes illustrate our newfound power to ‘transform our food’

LIKE ANY SELF-RESPECTING farmer, Zachary Lippman was grumbling about the weather. Stout, with close-cropped hair and beard, Lippman was standing ...
Viewpoint: CRISPR gene editing might quell 'frankenfood' fears and win consumer support for biotech

Viewpoint: CRISPR gene editing might quell ‘frankenfood’ fears and win consumer support for biotech

The debate surrounding genetically engineered (“GE” or “GMO”) plants and animals has historically been, and still is, extremely divisive. Anti-GMO ...
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German Agriculture Minister warns against ‘reflexive’ rejection of nutritional and safe CRISPR gene editing-created crops and foods

Federal Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner has warned against a "reflexive" rejection of the use of [new breeding techniques, or NBTs] ...
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Déjà vu all over again: Germany’s ‘regulatory stranglehold’ on New Breeding Techniques mirrors its policy on GMOs 20 years ago

Biotechnology applied to agriculture is beginning to yield all manner of products, including fruits and vegetables that are disease-resistant, more ...
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As European Court ponders regulatory fate of CRISPR and other New Breeding Techniques, anti-biotechnology groups lobby for GMO-like restrictions

There is a burning debate in Europe about the future of GMO regulation. The [European Court of Justice] will announce a ...
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78 percent of Germans say humans have ‘no right’ to genetically engineer plants and animals, government study shows

79 percent of Germans agree that genetic engineering should be banned in agriculture, according to a 2017 study by the Federal ...
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Viewpoint: Rapid advance of gene editing tools will make biotech regulations obsolete

The case of the unapproved genetically modified wheat plants showing up alongside an oil well access road in Alberta is ...
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Will Africa embrace CRISPR gene editing and the next phase of the biotech revolution?

Scientists around the world are increasingly turning to the promise of CRISPR gene editing to tackle any number of problems ...
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Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy: Anti-GMO group supports ‘sustainable food’, distorts ecological benefits of crop biotechnology

The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) is a non-profit research and advocacy organization that “works locally and globally ...
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EU decision nears: How will gene-edited crops be regulated?

We asked [Professor Jim Dunwell] about the protracted decision on regulation and what this will mean for the future of gene ...