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CRISPR gene editing could turn wild plants into productive food crops

The lantern-shaped groundcherry, with its distinctive paper-thin husk, tomato-like texture and flavor akin to kiwi, seems to deserve a place ...
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While AquaBounty’s GMO salmon remains blocked in US, Argentina exempts the company’s sustainable gene-edited tilapia from regulation

Transgenic salmon producer AquaBounty and its majority owner, Intrexon, [December 18] announced that their jointly developed gene-edited line of tilapia, ...
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Gene-edited animals could improve agricultural productivity. But could there be unintended consequences?

The purported birth [in November] of the world’s first gene-edited human babies .... spurred a wave of global outrage .... [T]he ...
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Saving our bacon: Gene editing could protect pigs from deadly virus

The meat and poultry industry is in need of novel methods to stave off infection. A group from the College of ...
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Biotech could help Mexico’s bean farmers cope with climate change

Beans are the most important grain legume in human diets .... Indeed, bean production is central to the food security ...
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Capturing a glimpse of how CRISPR could help agriculture by removing allergens and boosting nutritional quality

In a lab at George Washington University, painted lady butterflies flutter in mesh houses. This is where assistant professor Arnault ...
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Cooked wheat contains carcinogen. EU’s gene-editing rules block scientists from fixing it

For nearly 15 years, Professor Nigel Halford has been trying to improve wheat. When wheat is cooked, it forms acrylamide, a ...
Viewpoint: Arguments against crop gene editing rely on 'cherry-picking half-truths'

Viewpoint: Arguments against crop gene editing rely on ‘cherry-picking half-truths’

Critics of the use of advanced biotechnologies in the agri-food sector (“New Breeding Techniques,” comprising CRISPR) demand a strict regulation ...
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Will gene editing boost food production? The potential of a ‘revolutionary technology’

Genome-editing tools provide advanced biotechnological techniques that .... have been utilized in a wide variety of plant species to characterize ...
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CRISPR-edited wine grapes could cut pesticide use in Europe, but regulatory hurdles remain

When you toast during the holidays .... think about [this]: grape vines occupy 3 percent of the land cultivated in ...
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Podcast: Jon Entine, Kevin Folta, Perry Hackett on how gene editing could dampen the partisan GMO divide

How do you win over people who view crop biotechnology and corporate influence as threats? One answer may be gene ...
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Japan’s ‘moderate’ regulation proposal could spur development of gene-edited crops

A health ministry panel said [December 5] that most of the foods currently under development using genome editing can be ...
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Viewpoint: With reasonable regulation, we can turn wild plants into food with gene editing

The crops we rely on today have been bred over thousands of years to enhance certain characteristics. For example, sweetcorn ...
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Is Europe ‘turning its back’ on reason and science?

Is Europe, home of the Enlightenment, turning its back on reason and science? Recent decisions by Europe’s regulators, judges, and ...
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Video: As gene editing hits the farm, how will agriculture change?

Cows born without horns or pigs that never reach puberty? These scenarios could become a reality soon thanks to new gene-editing ...
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Switzerland may update its 2004 genetic engineering law to better regulate CRISPR gene editing

The Swiss Federal Council wants to adapt genetic engineering regulations to new [gene-editing] techniques. In view of these new technologies, ...
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Non-browning mushrooms, heart healthy soybean oil: Milestones in the quest to fine tune food with gene editing

White button mushrooms .... [T]hese little mushrooms represent an important agricultural milestone because they were the first gene-edited crop to ...
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How will gene editing impact agriculture? Experts offer 10 predictions

In the U.S., it’s full speed ahead for gene editing in animal agriculture. In August, the biotech company Recombinetics, based in ...
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Talking Biotech: Tough questions about genetic engineering—a listener interviews Dr. Kevin Folta

Roles are reversed on this week's podcast. Science enthusiast and blogger Gary Nolan interviews Dr. Folta ...
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Ugandan researchers look to biotechnology to bolster food production in the face of climate change

As the impact of climate change continues to grow worldwide, farmers are likely to face new challenges in the form ...
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Will allergen-free milk revive New Zealand’s genetic engineering debate?

It is an irony of bioscience that a country that prohibits most genetically modified produce from the food chain is ...
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Gene editing set to revolutionize agriculture—but how should it be regulated?

In the next few decades, humanity faces its biggest food crisis since the invention of the plow. The planet’s population, ...
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130 researchers urge Europe not to banish crop gene-editing with ‘strict’ regulations

Even plants that are modified with modern genetic engineering methods such as …. CRISPR / Cas9 are to be tested ...
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Viewpoint: Science denialism threatens the potential of gene-edited crops

The genetic revolution being ushered in by gene-editing promises to markedly improve our crops by making them resistant to drought, ...
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How The Non-GMO Project Is Adapting To A Gene-Edited World

the Non-GMO Project is a non-profit and non-governmental certifying organization created by the owners of two natural foods grocery stores ...
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European Commission science advisers say political decision limiting crop gene editing will leave Europe a technological straggler

Laws in the EU should be changed to allow plants developed through controversial gene-editing techniques to be more easily put on ...
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Hypoallergenic foods: Genetic engineering could help prevent 30,000 US ER visits annually

Hortense Dodo has genetically engineered a hypoallergenic peanut. But she isn’t targeting people with peanut allergies. Not directly, anyway. ...
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How scientists are using CRISPR to create non-GMO crops

To feed the burgeoning human population, it is vital that the world figures out ways to boost food production. Increasing ...