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Inherited blindness can now be cured, thanks to CRISPR

In recent months, even as our attention has been focused on the coronavirus outbreak, there have been a slew of ...
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Viewpoint: Environmental groups attack latest crop gene-editing innovations misusing scientifically outdated 20-year-old anti-GMO arguments

“Gene stacking”—the process of modifying several genes or traits instead of just one—has been around many years. “Golden Rice,” engineered ...
Can Biden's USDA bring America's animal gene-editing rules into the 21st century?

Can Biden’s USDA bring America’s animal gene-editing rules into the 21st century?

I am in perhaps a somewhat rare position regarding the contemplated USDA regulatory framework, as I actually have several animals ...
'Back to the future': The case for returning to risk-based animal gene-editing regulations

‘Back to the future’: The case for returning to risk-based animal gene-editing regulations

So what is the USDA’s proposal for the regulation of genetically engineered animals? In a nutshell, it proposes moving regulation ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Regulatory creep’—How the FDA’s evolving rules hindered the introduction of gene-edited animals

Ever since the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its plans to regulate genomic alterations in genome edited animals ...
GE animals: While the federal government delays approvals, antibiotic use, animal suffering and food prices increase

GE animals: While the federal government delays approvals, antibiotic use, animal suffering and food prices increase

They say good things come to those who wait. Well I have been waiting my entire career to eat milk, ...
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Viewpoint: Depopulation conspiracy debunked. Western billionaires aren’t using GMOs to control Africa’s food supply

The truth is that African farmers need biotech crops as climate change makes farming an increasingly difficult profession ...
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Podcast: How do COVID vaccines work? CRISPR kills cancer; Danish study debunks mask mandates?

The leading COVID-19 vaccines are RNA-based immunizations and the first of their kind. How do they work, and are they ...
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As the CRISPR revolution advances, here’s how gene editing will actually help farmers and consumers

2020 has been an eventful year for gene editing. The recent Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier ...
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‘We can’t rule out new solutions’: German Greens poised to reconsider skepticism of crop biotechnology?

[T]he world is looking to research laboratories like Mainz, Cambridge and other cities, where vaccines are being developed these days ...
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Viewpoint: ‘More marketing than science’—Why the case against GM crops is built on misinformation

Consumer Reports, a nonprofit better known for rating cars and dishwashers, wrote about GMOs in its 2014 article “Where GMOs ...
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Europe’s current GM crop rules only ‘partially applicable’ to CRISPR plants, EU Food Safety Authority finds

The European Commission requested the EFSA Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) to assess whether section 4 (hazard identification) and ...
Podcast: Lockdown skeptics are COVID 'deniers'? Plant burgers don't cause 'man boobs.' GMOs and terrorism

Podcast: Lockdown skeptics are COVID ‘deniers’? Plant burgers don’t cause ‘man boobs.’ GMOs and terrorism

If you oppose lockdowns to stop the spread of COVID, are you a science denier, a covidiot? Potentially dangerous genetically ...
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Push to reform EU biotech crop rules gains strength as some environmentalists, public officials endorse gene editing

After two decades as "the center" of GMO skepticism, it seems the EU may be ready to acknowledge the benefits ...
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Viewpoint: USDA’s ‘lax’ gene-editing regulations could hurt consumer acceptance of CRISPR crops

Researchers at North Carolina State University call for a coalition of biotech industry, government and non-government organizations, trade organizations, and ...
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Viewpoint: 3 biotech foods you can’t buy at Costco thanks to anti-GMO activism

The opponents of this method of improving food have been successful in suppressing even the most logical applications ...
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Video: How do you breed CRISPR cows? A crash course on animal gene editing

How do you breed gene-edited animals? This 30-minute video from the University of California, Davis details the making of a ...
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Gene-edited chrysanthemums illustrate how to prevent gene flow from GM plants to wild relatives

Researchers from Fukui Prefectural University and National Agriculture and Food Research Organization in Japan reported simultaneous TALEN-mediated knockout of chrysanthemum ...
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Podcast: Can we harness the power of germline editing without inviting disaster?

Gene editing has moved rapidly from the lab to real-world applications in medicine, yielding novel treatments for diseases like sickle ...
From disease-resistant bananas to biofortified potatoes, gene editing could make our food more plentiful and nutritious

From disease-resistant bananas to biofortified potatoes, gene editing could make our food more plentiful and nutritious

Molecular biologists at multiple CGIAR [Consortium of International Agricultural Research] centers shared information about gene editing work underway at the ...
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Gene-edited crops and animals: Best-kept secrets in the fight against climate change

Advances in gene editing over the past decade have given scientists new tools to tailor the biochemistry of nearly any ...
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CRISPR could help protect Atlantic salmon from sea lice, reducing need for harsh chemical treatments

Researchers at Norwegian institute Nofima are investigating whether gene editing could provide an answer to the problem of sea lice ...
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‘Rethinking Monsanto’: Ex-GMO skeptic explains what he got wrong about Big Ag and the pitfalls of plant breeding

Beginning in 2010, I embarked on a slow-motion conversion from GMO skeptic to advocate as I began developing a more ...
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Gene-edited crops approved by USDA jumps from 7 to 70 between 2019 and 2020

Signaling progress for a new kind of crop engineering, the biotech crop trait firm Cibus says it will move forward ...
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Post-Brexit UK likely to back crop gene editing, but won’t abandon EU’s strict GMO rules

Moves to facilitate the development of gene editing once the UK is free from EU regulation at the end of ...
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Viewpoint: Greenpeace-funded study backfires, undermining case to treat gene-edited crops as GMOs

The anti-GMO movement dominated the public discourse about crop biotechnology for decades. Led by committed activists who knew how to ...
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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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Viewpoint: We have a food-waste problem, but cutting meat consumption won’t solve it

Most commercial produce is bought and discarded within two days. It can't even be given to food shelters or homeless ...
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