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Gene-edited, pollen-free cedar tree could help allergy sufferers breathe easier in spring

Gene-edited, pollen-free cedar tree could help allergy sufferers breathe easier in spring

Tetsuo Taniguchi | Asahi Shimbun | 
It is said that 30% of people are suffering from pollinosis [hay fever]. Research on producing pollen-free Sugi [Japanese red cedar] ...
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CRISPR-edited wheat resists humidity damage, could yield higher quality flour

Masatoshi Toda | Asahi Shimbun | 
Scientists have created a rain-resistant wheat variety using genome-editing technology, a breakthrough that could lead to the development of higher-quality ...
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Japanese researchers gain approval for ‘basic research’ on gene-edited human embryos

Keitaro Fukuchi | Asahi Shimbun | 
A government research panel specializing in life ethics approved the modification of genes from fertilized human eggs for basic research ...

Japanese genetically altering rice varieties that could address climate change effects, allergies

Akira Uchida | Asahi Shimbun | 
Japanese research institutes are leading the world in developing new strains of rice that are capable of withstanding drought, disease, ...

Kyoto researchers develop DNA software that can halt fish fraud

Nobutaro Kaji | Asahi Shimbun | 
A group of researchers at Kyoto University has developed DNA barcoding software that can prevent the fraudulent mislabeling of farm ...
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