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Gene editing could help protect billions of ash trees from deadly Emerald Ash Borer

Billions of ash trees could be rescued from a killer beetle through cross-breeding with more resistant varieties and gene editing, ...
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Biotech potatoes: A case study of how genetic engineering can improve our food supply

To help demonstrate the power of biotechnology, consider the following analogy: Imagine you have two decks of cards, one red ...
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Could CRISPR turn nutritious but unpopular vegetables into flavorful snacks?

You probably know that kale is packed with antioxidants and other nutrients and that you should be eating more of ...
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Viewpoint: Why GMOs? Biotechnology yields a drought-tolerant rice that conventional breeding couldn’t produce

“Photosynthesis: a feat of chemical engineering underpinning creation’s entire cathedral.” ― Richard Powers, The Overstory ...
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Non-GMO gene editing: New technique edits plant DNA without use of ‘foreign’ bacterial genes

An NC State researcher has developed a new way to get CRISPR/Cas9 into plant cells without inserting foreign DNA. This ...
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Viewpoint: Crop gene editing can speed post-Brexit UK’s COVID-19 economic recovery

Economic recovery after COVID post-Brexit will need the UK to be able to develop existing industries in new markets, fast ...
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Can the gene editing technology known as CRISPR help reduce biodiversity loss worldwide?

CRISPR “could be such an amazing tool if we are respectful [and] responsible and use it properly.” ...
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Global expert survey reveals how regulation can help or hurt crop gene-editing innovation

The adoption of genome editing depends among others, on a clear and navigable regulatory framework that renders consistent decisions. Some ...
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Viewpoint: EU opposition to CRISPR crops threatens sustainable farming in developing world

Agricultural economist Dr. Matin Qaim of the University of Göttingen in Germany recommends that regulatory reforms and a more science-based ...
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Following restaurant debut, gene-edited, heart-healthy soybean oil now available directly to consumers

Plant-based technology company Calyxt has launched a direct-to-consumer site for its high oleic soybean cooking oil, Calyno, which is claimed ...
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COVID-19, climate change may accelerate public acceptance of CRISPR-edited food

Gene editing, like genetic modification, is a technology that has attracted a fair amount of skepticism from European regulators and ...
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Viewpoint: COVID-19 food shortages—Why the pandemic is a warning to embrace agricultural technology

The question worth asking is this: will we learn from this trying experience and embrace agricultural technology to build a ...
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Ugandan scientists use CRISPR in pioneering research to breed hardier cassava

Ugandan scientists have begun moving gene extracts into cassava cells in a first-of-its-kind research trial using the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing ...
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USDA won’t regulate gene-edited camelina, accelerating development of sustainable omega-3 oil source

In January 2020, Yield10 submitted an “Am I Regulated?” letter to the BRS, requesting confirmation of the regulatory status for ...
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CRISPR could stop destructive whiteflies from infecting food crops with viral pathogens

Whiteflies are among the most important agricultural pests in the world, yet they have been difficult to genetically manipulate and ...
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Video: Why gene-edited crops? Examining the nutritional and environmental benefits of CRISPR

As genetic engineering continues to improve our food supply, David Fikes of FMI Foundation explains that humans have always modified ...
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Gene editing could cut food additive use and put more nutritious options in supermarkets

[In 2019], Minneapolis-based Calyxt introduced a soybean oil without trans fats for commercial sale. It was the first gene-edited food ...
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Can GMO tobacco plants produce vaccines for the coronavirus, flu and ebola?

The battle against COVID-19 will never be won before the majority of the population gains immunity to the new coronavirus ...
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Will CRISPR spawn a new wave of crop biotech innovation despite regulatory hurdles?

The fact that gene-edited crops can be indistinguishable at the molecular level from those that occur in nature or are ...
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Gene editing and agroecology compatible? Yes, and they may lead to more eco-friendly farming

New gene techniques and agro-ecology can reinforce each other in making agriculture more sustainable, say researchers at Wageningen University & ...
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CRISPR could speed growth and increase disease resistance in farmed fish, boosting aquaculture sustainability

The potential of fish and shellfish production to feed a growing global population could be significantly enhanced through advances in ...
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Gene editing could yield tastier blackberries and raspberries with longer shelf life

Like your berries? [Biotech startup] Pairwise .... is working to put more options on supermarket shelves. It has partnered with ...
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Next-generation gene-editing technology: Path to a second Green Revolution?

Might gene-editing facilitate the task of generating and identifying yield-enhancing genetic variation? ...
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Gene editing most innovative agricultural development in 30 years, USDA senior scientist says

With climate change, an increase in animal diseases and more demanding consumers wanting fewer antibiotics to be used, future agricultural ...
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Viewpoint: How consumer fear and misguided regulation limit the progress of crop biotechnology

There is a profound disconnect between the modern science of crop improvement and the farmer ...
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CRISPR could yield herbicide-resistant, non-GMO soybeans to help combat stubborn weeds

It is often said that a soybean’s maximum yield potential is when it is still in the bag .... [E]verything ...
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Viewpoint: Excessive animal biotech rules hinder our efforts to battle coronavirus

To help the U.S. better prepare for the future, we need changes to the U.S. animal biotechnology regulatory system. The ...
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Norwegians see advantages to gene editing food

Norwegian consumers are receptive to using gene editing tools in agriculture if they bring social, economic and environmental benefits, a ...