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Fighting climate change with gene editing: Can we slash cows’ methane production?

Preventing ruminant methane from being produced in the first place seems a sensible way to limit its damaging effects ...
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Efforts to block CRISPR crop cultivation in Australia unlikely to gain political support, parliament member says

A Senate bid to overturn the lack of regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms is unlikely to achieve anything. The Greens ...
'Tuning' plant flowering signals with CRISPR could yield heartier crops suited to harsh environments

‘Tuning’ plant flowering signals with CRISPR could yield heartier crops suited to harsh environments

Increasing human populations demand more productive agriculture, which in turn relies on crop plants adjusted for high-yield systems. [G]enetic tuning ...
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5 classic American foods CRISPR gene editing could protect from climate change, declining yields

Football is back.... Here are five tailgating classics that gene editing could improve: Beer Anyone who has ever watched Super ...
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77% of Generation Z willing to eat CRISPR, GMO-derived foods, new report shows

Members of Generation Z — those born between 1995 and 2010 — are the most willing to try foods produced ...
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Will the EU reverse its block on CRISPR crops? Rebel countries urge regulators to reconsider legal status of gene editing

The EU Council will ask the Commission to conduct a study into the “status of novel genomic techniques” for plants ...
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Podcast: CRISPR might save the banana from deadly disease. Will consumers get behind the technology?

Cavendish bananas seem to be abundant in grocery stores, but a fungus has been threatening its existence for years, and ...
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CRISPR-edited wheat cuts immune response in ‘gluten-sensitive’ patients by 85%, new study shows

Approximately one person in 100 has celiac disease, which means for them eating gluten is risking diarrhea, vomiting, malnutrition, and ...
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CRISPR immunizes rice, staple crop consumed by billions, against devastating bacterial infection

Genome editing has made one of the world’s most important crops resistant to a devastating bacterial infection. ... The researchers ...
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Video: ‘Blood on their hands’—Greens’ resistance to biotechnology blocks sustainable agriculture, climate change innovation, says GLP’s Jon Entine

Green advocacy groups are the single biggest impediment to sustainable agriculture ...
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Young scientists urge New Zealand’s Green Party to embrace CRISPR for ‘sake of the climate’

Recently, there has been a shift in society's view of genetic modification and its potential applications in the fight against ...
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FDA-approved edible cotton seeds show how GMO, CRISPR-edited crops can battle global hunger

We can't eliminate hunger overnight, but this breakthrough cotton variety will combat a lot of needless suffering ...
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CRISPR crops, precision medicine could fuel 17.2% annual growth in North American gene-editing research

"The growth of the genome editing market is primarily attributed to the rise in the production of genetically modified crops ...
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Podcast: Plant diseases destroy $220 billion worth of crops annually. Meet the scientists fighting to protect our food supply

Looking at the massive selection of goods available in US grocery stores, most consumers likely don't realize just how hard ...
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Viewpoint: Arrival of GMO, gene-edited biofortified crops weakens case for organic agriculture

A new lineup of GMO and gene-edited crops with nutrient content organic growers simply can't replicate ...
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CRISPR avocados could withstand climate change, but political, scientific roadblocks remain

[In August], a team of scientists .... announced that it had mapped the DNA sequences of several types of avocados ...
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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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EU Health Commissioner: Let’s talk about GMOs, CRISPR, because 100-year-old farming methods aren’t sustainable

“We cannot achieve sustainability with the exact same production models that we used 100 years ago when all the other ...
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Max Planck Society backs CRISPR crops, rejects human germline editing

As an organization of basic research, the Max Planck Society bears a special responsibility for the use of new scientific ...
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How CRISPR could produce tastier wine and beer

Whether it’s grape juice or liquid malt, yeast is essential in converting sugary liquids into alcohol, to produce the final ...
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Experts ‘overwhelmingly’ endorse CRISPR-edited crop safety, but politics could stifle technology’s progress

Genome edited crops pose marginal risk, yet regulations tend to discourage their use ...
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CRISPR pigs can survive deadly disease, but regulatory uncertainty slows development

Cutting-edge gene-editing techniques such as Crispr-Cas9 will enable scientists to make precise genetic changes to pig physiology, they say, leading ...
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FDA-approved edible cotton could help meet global protein demand

The US Food and Drug Administration announced this month that a genetically modified cottonseed has been approved for human consumption ...
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Podcast: 4 CRISPR experts on how gene editing is changing the future of food

You've probably heard the hype: CRISPR will revolutionize biotech .... But what is CRISPR—and what's it doing in our food? ...
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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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Controversy over gene-edited cow’s ‘surprise DNA’ could slow efforts to promote animal welfare

On the morning of August 7, Alison Van Eenennaam awoke to a tweet from a man she had never met ...
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Trump administration aims to boost farming, medical innovation with streamlined biotech rules

Trump administration officials say they are committed to reducing regulatory barriers to agricultural biotechnology as part of a larger strategy ...