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All CRISPR crops are GMOs in Europe? Groundbreaking court ruling may have been misinterpreted

All CRISPR crops are GMOs in Europe? Groundbreaking court ruling may have been misinterpreted

In the ruling of July 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) confirmed that organisms obtained by ...
Genetically modified tomato developed to naturally produce Parkinson's fighting L-DOPA drug

Genetically modified tomato developed to naturally produce Parkinson’s fighting L-DOPA drug

The John Innes Centre led team modified [a] tomato fruit by introducing a gene responsible for the synthesis of L-DOPA ...
Plants poised to become a critical source to make vaccines for dengue and other diseases

Plants poised to become a critical source to make vaccines for dengue and other diseases

Dengue is a pathogenic mosquito-borne virus belonging to the Flaviviridae family that causes 390 million infections per year. A safe, ...
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Plant-breeding tool leaps major hurdle to enhancing more crops with CRISPR gene editing

Researchers know how to make precise genetic changes within the genomes of crops, but the transformed cells often refuse to ...
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Next-generation insect-resistant crops could beat back pests farmers can’t control with chemicals

Joshua Joyce | 
To compensate for plant’s reduced defenses, farmers have used insecticides or pesticides to control pests and kill those which attack ...
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Unfolding the mystery of carnivorous plants opens door to producing more sustainable crops

The secret recipe nature uses to make the diverse leaf shapes we see everywhere around us has been revealed in ...
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Molecular-level insight into virus transmission could help cut $30 billion in annual crop damage

For the first-time we can take a molecular-level look at one of the world's deadliest crop killers. The Luteoviridae are ...
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

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