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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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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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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 ...
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CRISPR-edited foods could hit grocery stores in Japan by late 2019

Genetically modified food products using a specific kind of technology may hit store shelves in Japan within this year amid ...
Gene editing could yield heartier, tastier berry varieties

Gene editing could yield heartier, tastier berry varieties

Biting into a fresh, sweet berry might be a simple pleasure, but the berries’ genomes are surprisingly complex. The strawberry ...
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Offspring of gene-edited, hornless dairy bull born healthy, study confirms

This technology has been proposed as an alternative to dehorning, a common management practice performed to protect other cattle and ...
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Science journals should publish negative results to speed technological advances, CRISPR expert urges

Near the end of April, my colleagues and I published an unusual scientific paper — one reporting a failed experiment ...
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Raging debate: Ghana’s move to commercialize its first GMO cowpea met with mix of optimism and fear

The country plans to release the modified seeds this year or next. Will they benefit the small farmers they were ...
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Fat from gene-edited plants could make infant formula more nutritious, less expensive

A team from the Rothamsted Research center, UK, has developed plants capable of mass-producing fat molecules resembling those in human ...
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Debate over GMO, CRISPR crop rules ‘essential’ as EU agriculture adapts to changing climate

In the hot summer of 2018, German farmers received €340 million in drought aid, and it will certainly not be ...
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Organic industry opposes CRISPR gene editing to preserve its ‘natural’ farming methods

During a hearing earlier this summer, U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary Greg Ibach expressed interest in opening the discussion surrounding ...
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Gene silencing immunizes valuable food crops against deadly plant diseases

The defense of crops from new pathogens and parasites is one of the main challenges that the agriculture sector is ...
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Viewpoint: EU does world’s GMO, CRISPR crop research but blocks implementation while other nations benefit from the technology

The story of agricultural biotechnology in the EU started with high hopes and expectations 25 years ago, when Belgian Professor ...