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Video: John Innes Centre battles nutrient deficiency with iron-fortified biotech wheat

Video: John Innes Centre battles nutrient deficiency with iron-fortified biotech wheat

Iron is an important micro-nutrient, boosting haemoglobin levels in the blood. Many populations and particularly women and children are currently ...
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UK’s John Innes Centre seeks approval to test gene-edited wheat designed to combat anemia

Researchers at the John Innes Centre have applied to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) for consent ...
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Video: Space-inspired ‘speed breeding’ fast tracks improvements in food crops

Technology first used by NASA to grow plants extra-terrestrially is fast tracking improvements in a range of crops. Scientists at ...
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Experts press UK regulators for clarity on biotech crop regulations

The John Innes Centre is today joining a call for the [UK] government to address the implications of a European ...
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Sequenced wheat genome will help scientists combat disease in earth’s most widely-grown crop

The complete sequence of the huge wheat genome [was published August 16th], and the enormous dataset will accelerate innovation in ...
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Wheat gene discovery could give breeders new tool to boost crop yields

A new study has isolated a gene controlling shape and size of spikelets in wheat in a breakthrough which could help breeders ...
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Speed breeding: Researchers show wheat, canola and other key crops can be bred 6 generations per year

Pioneering new technology is set to accelerate the global quest for crop improvement in a development which echoes the Green ...
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Selective breeding for shorter plant stems contributed to ‘Green Revolution’ yield gains

Untangling the genetics that control and regulate the yield of a crop is a complicated, but potentially rewarding puzzle. High-yielding ...
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Protein discovered in rice improves nitrogen efficiency, increases yields up to 54 percent

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In collaboration with researchers ...

Using CRISPR to edit crops ensures no transgenes, undercuts key anti-GMO ‘foreign gene’ criticism

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this press release to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A team of scientists ...