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UK aquaculture researchers welcome Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s pro-GMO, CRISPR stance as Brexit proceeds

Some of the most progressive researchers in the UK’s aquaculture biotechnology sphere have welcomed Boris Johnson’s pledge to support the ...
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New Zealand’s Royal Society calls for updated CRISPR rules to accommodate gene-editing innovation

Genetic technologies such as gene editing are developing quickly and their cost is rapidly falling. This is creating new approaches ...
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Agricultural industry split over prospects of government not regulating gene editing as part of reform of biotechnology regulations

Crop developers say USDA’s effort to streamline its regulation of biotech crops will still slow the commercialization of many gene-edited ...
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Why efforts to contain Ebola through experimental vaccines could change Uganda’s opposition to GMO crops

Uganda appears to be in a stalemate over genetically-engineered crops. Could Ebola change that? ...
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Untraceable CRISPR? New gene editing method modifies plants without leaving ‘foreign DNA’ footprint

Processes of traditional trait development in plants depend on genetic variations derived from spontaneous mutation or artificial random mutagenesis. Limited ...
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China’s multi-billion-dollar investment in CRISPR could help feed its ‘massive’ population

[Cell biologist Gao Caixia] is one face of the Chinese government’s bet that CRISPR can transform the country’s food supply ...
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USDA hints that CRISPR gene-edited crops should be allowed in organic farming

USDA Undersecretary of Agriculture Greg Ibach testified before the House Agriculture Subcommittee [in July] that plants grown with the aid ...
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Bipartisan congressional group urges FDA to develop ‘workable’ GMO, CRISPR-edited animal rules

More than 20 House Energy & Commerce Committee members sent a letter to acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless on [July 26] ...
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Infographic: How CRISPR gene editing works

Here's a quick look at the mechanics of CRISPR, courtesy of Euroseeds, a trade association for European seed producers. The ...
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New breeding techniques can boost food security in Africa, report finds

New breeding techniques can help Africa meet its food security and industrial needs while improving farmer livelihoods, according to a ...
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One year after EU decision to regulate CRISPR crops as GMOs, 120 research institutions call for updated plant breeding rules

Scientists from 120 European research institutions support an open statement [arguing] that crops created using gene-editing techniques should not be ...
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Virus-resistant gene-edited tomato won’t be regulated as GMOs, USDA says

Gene-edited tomatoes that are resistant to common viruses can be introduced into the U.S. without coming under federal regulations for ...
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Viewpoint: There will be no crop biotech revolution unless scientists, consumers learn to talk to each other

It is imperative that scientists bridge the gap and enable an open, global dialogue so that all are informed ...
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Short on time, US regulators scramble to streamline CRISPR-edited plant, animal rules

All three of the federal agencies charged with regulating bioengineered plants and animals are looking at ways of streamlining regulations ...
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EU food-testing labs must track unapproved CRISPR crop imports—but there’s no easy way to do it

A landmark European court ruling that made gene-edited crops subject to the same stringent regulations as other genetically modified organisms ...
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Viewpoint: Why CRISPR-edited crops should be allowed in organic agriculture

A University of California, Berkeley professor stands at the front of the room, delivering her invited talk about the potential ...
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Argentina developing pest-resistant, GMO cotton using gene-silencing technology

In Argentina, the presence of the cotton weevil represents a challenge for cotton production due to the productive losses it ...
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Demand for sustainable farming fuels growth of ‘GMO-free’ gene silencing tools to combat pests

Since its discovery more than 20 years ago, RNA interference (RNAi) has been extensively used in crop protection platforms. So ...
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Podcast: Land use for animal agriculture has declined 140 million hectares since 2000. Can we keep this ‘livestock revolution’ alive?

We're often told raising animals for food takes a devastating toll on the environment, consuming ever more natural resources, hastening ...
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What can CRISPR do for agriculture? Deep dive into crop gene editing’s sustainable future

CRISPR is often thought of as "molecular scissors" used for precision breeding to cut DNA so that a certain trait ...
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CRISPR immunizes potato against plant viruses, cutting production costs of globally important food crop

Society and the legislative authorities are often cynical about the presence of [transgenes] in GMOs. However, more advanced plant breeding ...
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Manipulating plant mitochondrial DNA could boost crop diversity, promote food security

Researchers in Japan have edited plant mitochondrial DNA for the first time, which could lead to a more secure food ...
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Viewpoint: FDA’s CRISPR-edited animal rules threaten US farming innovation

“Keep America First in Agriculture” was launched June 25 by the National Pork Producers Council, stressing the need for establishing ...
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FDA rejects call for USDA takeover of CRISPR gene-edited animal regulation

The Food and Drug Administration is standing its ground in the latest battle over its regulatory turf, warning livestock groups ...
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CRISPR gene edited soybeans suited for hotter climates offer ‘enormous’ crop yield boost

Chinese agricultural scientists using gene-editing technology have created new soybean mutants, which could lead to soybean crops in much warmer ...
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African cassava mosaic virus poses serious threat to food security. Is CRISPR gene editing the answer?

.... African cassava mosaic virus (ACMV) has been linked to famine and indirectly to the deaths of thousands of people ...
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The first gene-edited soybean opens door to a slew of new CRISPR foods

The number of crop gene-editing projects underway around the world is astonishing ...