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Gene editing might help restore extinct plants used as food, medicine and perfume thousands of years ago

We debate the ethics of reviving extinct species like the passenger pigeon or woolly mammoth, with scientists clamoring to make some ...
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Increased seed oil content could make CRISPR-edited Camelina a desireable choice for cooking and animal feed

Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. [on March 19] announced the results from field tests conducted in the 2019 growing season in the ...
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How high-yielding CRISPR ‘waxy’ corn could boost public acceptance of gene editing

CRISPR-Cas is a breakthrough technology for crop improvement. But before CRISPR crops can be commercialized globally, public acceptance must be ...
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Podcast: How editing bacteria with CRISPR could make food more nutritious

Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou is the Todd R. Klaenhammer Distinguished Professor in the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences at North ...
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Plant breeders rapidly adopting gene editing to commercialize more high-yielding crops

It would be inaccurate to say that plant breeders in Canada are ‘a dime a dozen’. A rough estimate places ...
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Why Brexit could jump start UK GMO, CRISPR research—once stifled by ‘dead hand’ of EU regulation

Britain is really good at biology. In physics and chemistry, or painting and music, we have often failed to match ...
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Podcast: Fighting drug-resistant bacteria; consumers embrace CRISPR-edited food; bomb-detecting plants; and life-saving biosimilar medicines

Our inability to rapidly detect the novel coronavirus has made it difficult to properly combat COVID-19 ...
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CRISPR-Cas12b: Versatile gene-editing tool could help develop more high-yielding crops

In a new publication in Nature Plants, assistant professor of Plant Science at the University of Maryland Yiping Qi has ...
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Viewpoint: GMOs are ‘unnatural’? Evolution explodes a popular crop biotech myth

The most controversial element of biotechnology is a trick we learned by experimenting on some of the simplest life forms in ...
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From hunger to profitable harvest: How GMO, CRISPR-edited plants can help curb $220 billion in annual crop losses

Innovations in plant genetics are inoculating vital food crops against devastating diseases ...
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Viewpoint: Crop biotech advocates should stop pushing organic industry to embrace gene editing

Farming is not nature; we learn from nature and use that knowledge to produce the goods that we need. Farmers ...
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Biotech experts, farmers call for updated US gene-edited crop, animal rules at Senate Agriculture Committee hearing

In opening comments during a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on [March 12], ranking member Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.) said ...
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CRISPR gene-editing can help turn Africa’s low-yielding rice varieties into sustainable staple crops

African Oryza glaberrima and Oryza sativa landraces are considered valuable resources for breeding traits due to their adaptation to local ...
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Podcast: Treating blindness with CRISPR; customized cancer drugs; Beyond Meat v. critics; saving bananas from extinction

As genetic engineering reshapes intimate aspects of our lives, is the public on board? ...
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Viewpoint: It’s time to stop ‘worrying’ whether gene-edited plants and animals are GMOs—and set aside senseless regulations

Finding the best path starts with understanding what gene editing actually is -- and isn't ...
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Russia strikes deal to accelerate development of 30 gene-edited crops, animals by 2027

Russia’s oil giant Rosneft and the Russian government will join forces to develop gene-editing technology, according to a government decree ...
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New study shows CRISPR can be applied to produce biofortified rice

A team of California plant scientists has taken a CRISPR-Cas9 approach to develop more nutritious varieties of rice. Their research, ...
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Can CRISPR gene editing save the Cavendish banana from extinction?

When it comes to tropical fruits, Norwich [UK] probably isn’t the first place that springs to mind. But here ...
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How ‘speed breeding’ will help expand crop diversity to feed 10 billion people

These technologies could be game changers in the world of plant breeding ...
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African swine fever decimates global pork production. Can a genetically engineered vaccine stop it?

In the fall of 2017, a year before an unfamiliar virus captured the world’s attention with an explosive outbreak in ...
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Gene-edited, salt-tolerant rice grown at sea could help feed 3.5 billion people sustainably

Growing rice in the ocean sounds a little whacky, but ocean agriculture is an emerging form of food production that ...
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Viewpoint: Europe missed the GMO revolution. Sensible regulation could ensure they don’t miss out on CRISPR gene editing

The EU needs to take politics out of the GM approval process ...
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Spray-on ‘vaccine’ could protect food crops from pests in countries that ban GMO disease-resistant plants

In August 2019, a research group .... announced the development of a rapid and reliable approach to creating a “vaccine” for ...
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Post Brexit, UK prepares to separate itself from anti-GMO and anti-gene editing farm policy at upcoming WTO summit

Downing Street is preparing to break away from the EU on food safety at an upcoming WTO summit, in yet ...
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Podcast: Tackling ethical questions about CRISPR with GLP’s groundbreaking Global Gene Editing Regulation Tracker and Index

To what degree are nations deploying these revolutionary new tools? ...
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Viewpoint: FDA creating mess in its mishandling of animal gene editing regulations: Leave oversight to the USDA

Gene editing, under FDA regulation, faces an impractical, lengthy and expensive approval process, said National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) president, ...
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CRISPR gene editing means more high-yield, disease-resistant crops likely to hit the market

Since the millennium rolled over 20 years ago, the pace of genetic discovery has only accelerated. Nobody could have predicted ...
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Genetic engineering of a different kind: Using nuclear energy in Burundi to attack cassava diseases

When Burundian cassava farmers split open the plant’s starchy root, they’re hoping to find white flesh that resembles coconut meat ...
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